The Alchemist Affect Marcus Padilla

“It is this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what is happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie” (10).
This quote is saying that if we lose who we areas a person or we lose control of ourselves, fate decides what will happen to us. In reality we have the power to control what we become, and how we do it. People choose to believe that fate controls them because they are too afraid to realize that they control there destiny, nobody else. Everyone believes "The world's greatest lie" when they could be discovering their own personal legend.
“Because there is a force that wants you to realize your Personal Legend" (23)
This quote is saying that everyone has their own personal legend whether they realize it or not. People don't realize their own personal legend because they are so caught up in life. Work, love, family, etc, are all reasons why people can't come to realize it. In the life of a high schooler you go through good and bad relationships, the stress of grades, peer pressure, exposure to new things, and so on. For us teenagers life hits us all at once and at times can be overwhelming. these are all thing that distract us from realizing our personal legend.
“Sometimes it’s better to be with the sheep, who don’t say anything.”
This quote is saying that it is better to be the sheep because everything seems so much more simple. This might be true, but in reality we have a lot more to focus on besides finding food and water. The sheep may have a rather simple lifestyle, but people are the most special because we can learn about ourselves in more ways than one. Like the Alchemist said, experience is the best way to learn, and whether it's from happy, sad, exciting, or scary moments we still come out of it a better person. In my opinion that is way better than any sheep's life.
“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
This quote is saying when you care about something or someone a lot, you make an effort to be the best person you can be. When you do this people around you see how much you care, and that could make a huge impact on how they decide to carry themselves. By doing this you set off a domino affect, which then makes everything else around you become that much better.
“Don't give in to your fears. If you do, you won't be able to talk to your heart.”
This quote is saying that if you give in to your fears you will never be able to listen to your heart, and if you can't listen to your heart, you will not be able to discover your personal legend. Listening to your heart is a very important part of moving in the the right directions to your personal legend. If you are able to listen to you're heart you, you will find eventually find your own personal legend.
“You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say.”
This quote is saying that if your heart will always have you personal legend locked away in it. The longer you wait to follow your heart the harder it will be to achieve your personal legend. If you do follow your heart in the end you will have an all new respect for not only yourself, but for your surrounding as well. I think your heart is the only think that is one hundred percent sure that of what your destiny is. Going on an adventure to is one of the greatest things

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