The Alchemist Relates to the World BY CHRIS MAITLAND

"The boy decides to return to his friends stable by taking the longest route possible." The boy is trying to see the city and explore what the city has to offer. He could just take the direct route back to the stable but there is a good chance that he could miss something very special. If he does miss that special thing he may never know how it could have positively affected his life.

People in our society don't do this as much as they should. They should just take a different route to were ever they are going because they could experience something very special. Instead people take the same old boring routes everyday and they get tired of it instead they should sometimes take the longer way to their destination. It may be a little farther but what they experience from it is priceless.

"The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never forget the drops of oil on the spoon." What he is trying to say is don't focus solely on one thing or another, you want to balance the task of the oil on the spoon but also look around and see what is around you. This can apply to a lot of different things in life. You don't want to go through life just worried about one thing, you have to go through life with a balance so you won't miss anything but also never to forget what also matters to you which is like the oil on the spoon.

People go through life just focused on one task and when they do this, they miss so many beautiful experiences life has to offer. When they miss these things life can become so boring.

If you go through life focused on only one thing you could miss something as beautiful as this.

"The boy had the same dream that night as a week ago and once again he had awoke before the dream ended." The universe is trying to tell him something but the only way the universe is going to be able to make him go after and try to understand the message is by not telling him the ending. Also he will meet very special people along the way that are going to try to help him and he is going to have to take or ignore their advice. Even in the world we know we are going to have to go on our own adventure and try to understand and learn what the message is that the universe is trying to tell us.

Some people realize that the universe is trying to speak to them while other people don't realize or they realize once it's too late to go after and capture it. Some peoples biggest regret in life is that they didn't go try to see and understand what the universe was trying to tell them.

"The boy realized if he can learn to understand the language of no words he then can begin to learn and understand the language of the world." The boy can apply his knowledge and what he has learned from the sheep and it could guide him through the unfamiliar or unknown things in his journey. The skills he learned could prove vital in his journey or in any ones journey through life to find their own personal journey in life.

Even in real life people who use some of their past experiences to help them with their challenges often get through those challenges a lot easier. Often what people learn through their life helps them get through tough obstacles later in life.

"I can always go back to being a shepherd, the boy thought. I learned how to care for sheep and I haven't forgotten how that's done. But maybe I'll never have another chance to get to the pyramids in Egypt." What the boy is trying to say is don't be afraid to go after you dream and this could apply to almost everyone at some point in your life. You shouldn't be afraid to try to go and achieve your goal in life because you could go the rest of your life wondering how your life would be different if you went after your dream.

Some people are scared of the consequences that could happen to them if they choose to go after their personal legend that they could go their entire life without doing anything to go after and achieve it. Other people who do take those risks are sometimes happier with how their life turned out to be because they took those risks to achieve their personal legend.

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