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Song of despair

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Once upon a time, there was a boy.

This boy found a book and it changed his life.

He thought he had a mission regarding the book, a mission which he took a good amount of time to figure out.

Soon enough he was immersed in its reality. He thought he understood what was happening within it. And what he wanted from it.

He didn’t know that one of the hardest lessons in life was to understand our true self and see the truth that surrounded us. There was an ethereal aspect of the universe he still had to reach out.

To know yourself and to trust - in yourself and in others - are difficult tasks to accomplish and, even when you think you’ve mastered them, you can still find room to grow and learn.

To learn can be painful.

It can be beautiful.

As he was about to learn.


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"What do you suppose it means?" he asked. "'DO WHAT YOU WISH.' That must mean I can do anything I feel like. Don't you think so?"
All at once Grograman's face looked alarmingly grave, and his eyes glowed.
"No," he said in his deep, rumbling voice. "It means that you must do what you really and truly want. And nothing is more difficult."
"What I really and truly want? What do you mean by that?"
"It's your own deepest secret and you yourself don't know it."
Michael Ende