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20 sec reading: bored to death

Author: Paulo Coelho

As soon as he died, Juan found himself in a very beautiful place, surrounded by all the comfort and beauty that he had dreamed of.

A figure dressed in white came up to him: “You are entitled to anything you want.”

Enchanted, Juan did everything he had dreamed of during life.
After many years of pleasure, he sought out the figure in white.
He said that he had experienced everything and that now he needed a little work to make him feel useful.

“That’s the only thing I cannot get for you,” said the figure in white.
“But I’ll spend eternity dying of boredom! I’d much rather be in hell!”

“And where do you think you are?”

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