The Words of the Alchemist Fly Off the Page Kyle Christy P.3

“At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and year for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. (24)

This shows us how impressionable the mind of children are. They are never afraid to dream so they realize their dreams and Personal Legends easy. We should all try to live life like a child and not let worries hold you down and never be afraid to dream. Because when you dream the world is possible and if you think something is possible, you can achieve your dreams.

"Usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives." (147)

When faced with death you can ask many people about their biggest regret in life and for them it will be a lot easier to come up with something then someone who still is still living well. Usually these people when asked this question say not something they have done, but something they haven't. These include not pursuing a job offer, not making their passion a job offer, or not traveling to the place they wanted to.

" 'Don't let them see you're afraid,' the alchemist said, 'They are brave men, and they despise cowards.' " (145)

When people see that you are afraid, they try to exploit that in different ways. So, never show that you are afraid to people because if they are smart they will see that you are afraid and whatever you want to achieve with them will hardly work out for you. Always stand tall and show confidence in what you are doing.

"When you possess great treasures within you, and try to tell others of them, seldom are you believed." (138)

Many people in this world like to keep the treasures in their life hidden so whenever people find what you are hiding they assume it's of value so they will take it from you. If you value something so much but it's not obviously something of immense value, share it with people and they will think your either lying about it or crazy. So share what you have and be proud of it.

" 'The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and to never forget about the drops of oil in the spoon' " (35)

In life, it is important to have balance. If you do nothing but work, work, and more work you will end up regretting not living your life when your time has come. On the other hand, if you forget about your responsibilities to see the wonders in life, you will forget about your responsibilities and get in trouble. You want to balance your responsibilities while not forgetting to see the wonders of the world. This works for me because I try to balance school, baseball, and sometimes, being able to go with my family and travel the world to see what it has to offer.

" 'Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure.' " (132)

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