Paulo Coelho

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Our possibilities

Author: Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

I note down in my computer something said by Ken Casey that I read in a magazine on the plane:

“How odd the human race is – so alike and yet so different! We are capable of working together, build the Pyramids in Egypt, the Great Wall of China, the cathedrals of Europe and the temples of Peru. We can compose unforgettable music, work in hospitals, create new computer programs.

“But at some moment all this loses its meaning and we feel alone, as if we belonged to another world, different from the one we have helped to build.”

“At times, when others need our help, we get desperate because that prevents us from enjoying life. And then there are other times when nobody needs us and we feel useless.”

But that is the way we are, complex human beings just beginning to understand ourselves; it’s no use despairing on account of that.”

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