The Alchemist

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Learning real life lessons and finding your place on Earth through your actions and thoughts is one of the most important things in life. For example, in the book “The Alchemist” written by Paulo Coelho the quote “Whoever you are, or whatever it is you do, when you really want something, it’s because the desire started in the soul of the world. It’s your mission on Earth.”(Introduction) Coelho is encouraging the reader to think about his/her own life and how the characters in the book are teaching life’s lessons. The main theme of the Alchemist is the search for one’s inner self and finding ones personal desires in this life. This book is more than letters on a piece of paper. This book teaches valuable lessons about life through anecdotes and other’s experiences. Many people believe that they have no control over their life. That’s where the mistake is made. The only reason some individuals believe that they lose control is because their will power/ desire/ thoughts aren’t as strong as needed. Thoughts are the creation and beginning of ones journey through life. They don’t believe in themselves enough to see that they are capable of doing anything that they put their minds to. For a large number of people the book has helped in decision making - whether it was a good decision or not so good, either way it’s a path they have chosen to take and lessons they’ll learn. The Alchemist puts life into a good perspective making it much easier to understand. That also helps society by setting a better example for the younger generation and hopefully by them seeing that they could do the same. This is where this specific quote comes in; “There is no such thing as a coincidence”. In order to live happily people should not let fear take them over. Once again, finding your place on Earth is important and the book helps a number of people with that. By saying the word “love” the first thing that pops into someone’s head is the kind of love that married...
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