“You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”

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I grew up on an island with less than 2,000 people. The public school had around 300 students, K-12. Graduation was a huge deal. The entire community came to the event, and each graduating student brought a customized box where guests could leave a gift.

One of the most meaningful gifts was a paperback copy of The Little Prince by Antione de Saint Exupery. The…