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What Is The Alchemist About (Short Summary)?

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

The Alchemist is about identifying your own personal purpose, following that dream, and not being deterred. Santiago, the main character, teaches us to venture as far across the world as we must. The world will always have its own opinions of you and what you ought to do. But we have to build the courage within ourselves to do what is right with our own internal compass. The book outlines detrimental attitudes that keep you from achieving your dream. It advises you to follow the omens that appear, take help from wise strangers, and never give up. Following your dream is perhaps the most important thing you can do in your life. All joy and wisdom come from this endeavor.

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