Sometimes you just need to look around and observe nature. However, in this quote the Englishman is saying that to only way to obtain more knowledge is to read and study. He is trying to achieve his personal legend, but isn't able to enjoy life because he is to busy focusing on text. As a 16 year old in the 2017, this is a really big problem. Many people go to beautiful places but, don't get to enjoy the true beauty because they are to busy looking at theirs phones. We can still focus on our personal legends while we go around and see life in a better picture.
This is when Santiago is thinking of what the old king said to him, and how he has to keep his mind on track of his personal legend. This is the case for anyone pursuing a dream in life. You can´t distracting thoughts get to you they are just trying to stop you from your reaching your goal. It can be hard in the society today because there are many distracting things out there. I feel that this quote relates to the saying keep your eyes on the prize, so personally I need to quit focusing so much on video games and put more focus in to school because it will bring me closer to my goal.
Fear is a killer, it destroys the possibility of being successful. It consumes your head with negativity and you are unable to conquer your goal. In the quote crystal merchant is saying if he were to accomplish his personal legend, would not have and drive to do anything anymore. However you should conquer that fear and once you accomplish your goal you should keep setting more goals to make you happier person.
Sometimes people just want to talk because their jealous of what your doing. They just want to try their best make sure that they bring you down. However you can't let others get in to your head because it will ruin you. All you have to do is take all the negativity and turn it in to positivity. When I was younger other kids got mad at me because I was a lot better than them at sports, but it just made me feel better.