5. Beauty is rare, and worth holding onto.
Though Holden often is unhappy with his interactions with others, he does cherish the company of his chosen mentors, his close friends, and his family, especially his younger sister. He also values books and museums, and other means of preserving special or important moments.
“The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody’d move. You could go there a hundred thousand times, and that Eskimo would still be just finished catching those two fish, the birds would still be on their way south, the deers would still be drinking out of that water hole, with their pretty antlers and they’re pretty, skinny legs, and that squaw with the naked bosom would still be weaving that same blanket. Nobody’s be different. The only thing that would be different would be you.”