What have you learned from the book The Alchemist?

Philippines
February 13, 2007 10:48pm CST
After reading Paolo Coelho's The Alchemist I was inspired. The quote that stuck to me is: "When you want something all the universe conspire in helping you to achieve it." I have interpreted this as having to give your best in everything that you do because if you work hard for something you will eventually achieve it. What have you learned?
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@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
I found the book really inspiring! The journey of a young boy to his destiny and how he was able to reach it is something very touching and wonderful. I like that line, too:"When you want something all the universe conspire in helping you to achieve it." It simply means that if you have that burning desire in your heart, follow it no matter what, for God has shaped your destiny already. No matter which road you take, it will lead you back to your destiny. The Alchemist is really a beautiful, beautiful story! Almost all of the Paulo's Coelho's books are really inspiring and you can get alot of life lessons from it that will surely help you. I've also read his other book,"Veronika Decides to Die". It was also brilliant!(",)
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@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
Thank you so much for awarding me the pen icon!(",) I'm really happy!(",) You take care. Have a great day!(",)
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@stibigirl (291)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I loved this book, it was so inspiring that I could not put it down. This book showed me that life teaches you the lessons that you need to learn, especially if you are open to following your heart, and that if you have a dream and you pursue it you will find it and the true treasure in your life. I love all Paulo Coelho's books, he is a wonderful and truly inspiring author.
• United States
14 Feb 07
Pretty much what everybody has already said. Chase your dream. Don't live with a boring job, if that's not what you want to do. Achieve your goals, and live happily.
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