Worldly Encounters- The Alchemist: Paolo Coelho

The friendly, English-speaking extraterrestrial you run into outside your house is asking you to recommend the one book, movie, or song that explains what humans are all about. What do you pick?

Probably it will be a book, ‘The Alchemist’ from Paolo Coelho. I was deeply touched reading the book, even for the second time, I would love to read it again and again all over again in the future. It reminds me of striving for a better future, venturing outside our comfort zone and pursue what really important to us.

It started when a boy, a shepard, going to a city to sell wool of his sheeps and encounter many challenges, hopes, dreams along the way. Adversities come as he go to places, but eventually he will be back to his real dream, his passion of having a treasure hunt.

For people who doesn’t even like to read a novel, I’d still recommend it.

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Kevin is a research analyst at a macro research firm and a private fund manager since 2012. He holds a Master of Management in Finance degree from McGill University and has passed all levels of CFA and FRM exam. Kevin is an avid traveler and photographer, with a record of 33 countries visited in 2016. He is a freelance contributor at Getty Image and is running two website in his spare time, journeyman.live and putamencapital.wordpress.com
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11 Responses to Worldly Encounters- The Alchemist: Paolo Coelho

  1. I just opened this book today, read the author’s note and the prologue. I put it away so i can Really read it when I am alone with my book.. tonight’s the night 🙂

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  4. ivyon says:

    The only book I read 3 times. Excellent.

  5. I read this like 7 years ago, you made me want to read it again.

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