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Today’s Question by Aart Hilal

Author: Paulo Coelho

You’ve gone from being a poor hippie to becoming one of the world’s greatest bestseller writers. Recently you celebrated 100 milion copies sold. What have you learned from the economic success? And: What do you do with all your money?

My hippie days thought me many lessons namely this: that a rich life is made up of experiences more than material possessions. I remember when I crossed the United States with merely 200 dollars in my pocket. It was one of the most enriching experiences I’ve ever been through and since I learned that life is about commitment to one’s personal legend.

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