Shame

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In the next few weeks we will be looking at Shame and Addiction – nicely summed up here in this quote from  The Little Prince.

“- Why are you drinking? – the little prince asked.
– In order to forget – replied the drunkard.
– To forget what? – enquired the little prince, who was already feeling sorry for him.
– To forget that I am ashamed – the drunkard confessed, hanging his head.
– Ashamed of what? – asked the little prince who wanted to help him.
– Ashamed of drinking! – concluded the drunkard, withdrawing into total silence.
And the little prince went away, puzzled.
‘Grown-ups really are very, very odd’, he said to himself as he continued his journey.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

2 comments

  1. Emotional Sobriety and Food · July 31, 2015

    I love this quote! It truly captures the insanity of addiction!

  2. alcoholicsguide · July 31, 2015

    says it all quite succinctly doesn’t it?

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