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Today’s Question by Andrea

Author: Paulo Coelho

Inter-Cultural Dialogue, Inter-Religion Dialogue, and Inter-Continental Dialogue, are widely used expressions nowadays. On the other hand you ask from your readers to build a Dialogue with the World. How do you see these expressions versus yours?

There is no opposition whatsoever between these expressions and mine. In a way my expression encompass all these others. Indeed if you are open to the world – this means you are open to other cultures, other religions, other places. It allows different cultures to share with each other the best they have, always respecting their own background.

From the moment that one is able to understand that the world has a soul and that we are all part of it, we start to pay attention to very subtle things. We start treasuring the small things, the people next to us, the beauty of difference.

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