The Alchemist Nicole Barragan Per. 3

"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 talking about the world’s greatest lie as something as believing that our lives are controlled by fate. Our lives are our children. We mold them into our own personal wanting. You, are the author of your own future and destiny in life. You are the beholder or your own happy ending. In life, we get judged daily for our actions; we then lose the belief of being our own mentor as we live. We then convince ourselves that we cannot change the outcome that "fate" has chosen for us, when we can rewrite our story as long as we remember that WE, are our own leader .

“In the long run, what people think about shepherds and bakers becomes more important for them than their own Personal Legends.” (25)

The meaning of this quote is that we get caught up, trying to perfect our own vision of ourselves and forget the importance of our Personal Legends, or purpose in life. We try to mold our personalities and looks for society's acceptance. We then forget our true purpose and destiny on earth.

"When you want something, the whole universe conspires to help you realize your desires."

This quote carries a significant meaning. When you truly want something with all your heart, the universe will conspire to help you achieve what you desire most. If you truly desire something with every fiber in your being, the universe will appoint you in a certain direction to help you find your holy grail.

“Not everyone can see his dreams come in the same way.” (57)

This quote is talking about our own personal views on our dreams, and how we cannot all see them in the same perspective. We all carry different views of our dreams. Some spend their entire lives trying to pursue their dreams, and others choose to keep their dreams as memories and heavenly desires. Our dreams are sometimes the only thing that keeps us from giving up, our dreams are our deepest motivation at times. We all see our dreams in different lightings, sometimes we may see them clearly in the light of day, and we may also see them unclearly in a night's fog.

"Everything on earth is being continuously transformed, because the earth is alive...and it has a soul." (81)

This quote explains how the earth is alive and has a soul. Our earth breathes and lives. It is our giver and taker, and it makes us whole as a species. The earth has a soul that lives inside of it, that cannot be taken away. Its soul old, and knows best. Earth has a voice.

“I’m an alchemist simply because I’m an alchemist” (130)

This is quote is simple on the eyes, yet very complex in the mind. This quote is saying that we are who we are, and who we choose to be. We sometimes believe that life gives us a specific purpose, when in reality; it is our job to give ourselves a purpose. It is our task to find our "Personal Legend", or meaning in life. We decide what our purpose on this planet is.

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