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Today’s Question by Aart Hilal

Author: Paulo Coelho

You must have heard that there are numerous people who committed suicide from a sense failure. How do you view these incidents since you once said “When you want something, you have to fight for it, then the whole universe will help you. But not the way that you expect it.” In reality, is it a fact that not everyone will achieve what they want?

The concept of Personal Legend is beyond our daily lives. Joseph Campbell used a different expression, “Personal Bliss”, and we all know, when we are young, that there is something in life that makes us full of joy, while other things bother us. This is what Personal Legend is all about: following the path of enthusiasm. People who committed suicide from a sense of failure normally do that because they are following their parents path, not their own.

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