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Of Blood and Hope by Samuel Pisar
We are reading about the youngest known survivor of the holocaust to learn strategies of resiliency. We are reviewing the second half of the book on September 2nd, 6pm to 7:30pm. $20/person. All are welcome to come join our discussion.
The Alchemist : Discussion One
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.
Our Next Book – March 2014
If you’re interested in joining our book club, here’s how it’s going to work:
- We’ll start reading the book around the beginning of March and finish by the end of April (2 months).
- Every week, we’ll post discussion questions about concepts from the book on this SHINY NEW BLOG!
- We’ll have two face-to-face meetings the last week of March and the last week of April.
- The face-to-face meeting in March will be a chance for us to set some goals and work on concepts from the book. The April meeting will be a followup to see how we did or to discuss what’s slowing us down.
- The face-to-face meetings will run about 2 hours and will cost $20 per person. We’ll provide snacks and accountability.
- You don’t have to attend the face-to-face meetings to be a part of the book club, but we’d love to meet all of you and it’s an incredible value.
You can click on the book to read more about it.
Oh, and we’ll buy books for the first 5 people to sign up!
So go, sign up!