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A Busca do Pequeno João
João estava sentado com a testa franzida, as palavras do pai ecoando em seus ouvidos.
Bright-eyed boy, short dark hair, brown eyes, eager expression frowning, reflecting on a conversation with his dad.
"Pai, como posso crescer como você?" João had asked earlier with curiosity dancing in his eyes.
A curious Bright-eyed boy, short dark hair, brown eyes, eager expression asks his dad a heartfelt question.
"Não cresça como eu. Faça faculdade e ganhe dinheiro,” his dad replied, stirring a pot on the stove.
Dad cooking, advising Bright-eyed boy, short dark hair, brown eyes, eager expression to focus on education and money.
Confuso, João refletiu sobre essa conversa de adulto, depois virou-se para o irmão, que lia no sofá.
Bright-eyed boy, short dark hair, brown eyes, eager expression, puzzled by his dad's words, approaching his brother.
"O que você quer ser quando crescer MAIS um pouco?" João innocently inquired.
Bright-eyed boy, short dark hair, brown eyes, eager expression asks his older brother about his future dreams.
His brother looked up, his eyes serious. "Eu queria ser professor, mas não posso ser."
Older, tall, glasses, brown hair, green eyes, thoughtful looking solemn, sharing his dreams of teaching.
Intrigued and a bit defiant, João pressed, "Porque não?"
An inquisitive Bright-eyed boy, short dark hair, brown eyes, eager expression wants to understand his brother's reservations.
"Porque não se pode ter muito dinheiro sendo professor," his brother sighed, closing his book.
Older, tall, glasses, brown hair, green eyes, thoughtful sharing the harsh reality about teachers' income.
A raiva despertou no peito de João. O dinheiro sempre decidia: brinquedos, guloseimas, os sussurros preocupados de seus pais.
Bright-eyed boy, short dark hair, brown eyes, eager expression feeling frustrated about the importance of money.
"Achei que crescer era só no tamanho," João muttered, his little brow furrowed in thought.
Bright-eyed boy, short dark hair, brown eyes, eager expression reflects on growing up, questioning the concept's simplicity.
He ruminated. "O que eu posso ser quando crescer se não eu?"
Bright-eyed boy, short dark hair, brown eyes, eager expression questioning inner identity versus external expectations.
Então, isso o atingiu. Ele cresceria e seria ele mesmo - João, único e destemido.
Self-realization dawns upon Bright-eyed boy, short dark hair, brown eyes, eager expression, empowering him.
His brother smiled warmly. "Ser você mesmo é a melhor escolha, João," he affirmed.
Older, tall, glasses, brown hair, green eyes, thoughtful endorses Bright-eyed boy, short dark hair, brown eyes, eager expression's decision to be true to himself.

Perguntas para reflexão

  • Como você acha que o João se sentiu quando o pai lhe disse para não crescer como ele?
  • Por que você acha que o irmão de João queria ser professor e por que ele pensaria que não poderia ser?
  • O que significa crescer e ser você mesmo, como João percebeu que deveria fazer?

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