Welcome to the club.
We’re reading Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist” during March and April for the Red Cliff Counseling and Wellness Book Club.
Since this book is such a quick read, I’m going to set up the quickest reading schedule you’ve ever seen. Ready?
- Read half by end of March
- Finish by end of April
I told you. I don’t like long winded. And this book is perfect. Short, sweet, and full of interesting ideas.
Just like I like ’em!
The quote I pulled (see the picture up there) comes early in the book and is one of the central ideas of “The Alchemist.” It’s about living your Personal Legend no matter your age.
I’m interested to hear your thoughts on Personal Legends, but first, a question deserving an honest answer.
The old man tells the boy about the world’s greatest lie and it’s this. That, at a certain point, we lose control of what’s happening to us and our lives become controlled by fate.
What do you think? Is this a lie or a truth? How much does fate control us?
There isn’t a simple answer to this. Philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, and all sorts of thinkers have been wondering the same thing for a long time.
Longer than even the Internet has been around. Hard to imagine, right?
How do you think this relates to your Personal Legend? Can we exercise free will and pursue or deny our own Personal Legends? And what about luck? How does luck figure in to our dreams?
Personally, this book has been challenging many of my beliefs, so I’m quite enjoying it. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!
Tell me in the comments.