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Today’s Question by Liza

Author: Paulo Coelho

They say childhood reminiscences are the warmest. Can you agree with that?

I don’t agree with this view, it’s too nostalgic for me. I have warm memories on a daily basis and I also remember moments in my childhood of profound realizations. For instance, I remember when I first felt alive. For a child, life is something abstract, because she/he thinks that the whole universe turns around his/her wishes. One day, during a sunset (I was probably 8 yrs old) I understood that there were other people in the world. And they had fathers, mothers, etc. I was not alone. I would say that this was the first realization I had from a series of realizations that have formed my life.

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