Sunday, September 8, 2019

Book Review: The Alchemist

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I think you may have read many reviews about this book and even many of you may have already read it. However, I believe that every reader/reviewer has his/her own perspective to understand the content. This book is all about chasing your dream and pay the price to fulfill them. We have to make choices in our life and many time we end up regretting the chosen path and believe that the other path might be the better choice. I believe that regretting your choice will make you weak and make your journey towards your dreams difficult. Therefore, it is better to take your own decision and take responsibility of it. Find the way towards of your dreams and more important is, enjoy the journey. It is not the fulfillment of your dreams but your journey towards fulfillment of your dreams will teach you a life changing lessons. I don't want to discuss the story of the book because that you already read or heard from other sources but I would like to narrate some interesting lines from the book.

  • When someone sees the same people everyday, they end up becoming a part of that person's life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
  • At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That's the world's greatest lie.
  • We have to take advantage when luck is on our side, and do as much to help it as it's doing to help us. It's called the principle of favorability. or beginner's luck.
  • Beauty is the great seducer of men.
  • People need not fear the unknown if they are capable of achieving what they need and want.
  • Everyone has his or her own way of learning things.
  • Die tomorrow was no worse than dying on any other day.
  • Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the Language of the World.
  • It's not what enters men's mouths that's evil; It's what comes out of their mouths that is.
  • Camels are traitorous: they walk thousands of paces and never seem to tire. Then suddenly, they kneel and die. But horses tire bit by bit. You always know how much you can ask them, and when it is that they are about to die.
  • One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
  • Fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.
  • Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the dream.
  • Every search begins with beginer's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested.
  • Your eyes show the strength of your soul.
  • When something evolves, everything around that thing evolves as well.
  • Anyone who interferes with the destiny of another thing never will discover his own.
  • There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
  • When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
  • To die alive is to take risks. To pay your price. To do something that sometimes scares you but you should do because you may like or you may not like.
Here is the link to my brother's blog for the book review. I hope you will find it interesting too.

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