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The dragon killer

Author: Paulo Coelho

Zhuangzi, a renowned Chinese author, tells the story of Zhu Pingman, who went after a master in order to learn the best way to kill dragons.

The master taught Pingman for 10 years uninterrupted, until his pupil was able to develop “” to perfection “” the most sophisticated technique to kill dragons.

From then on, Pingman spent the rest of his life searching for dragons, so he could show everyone his ability; but for his disappointment, he never found a dragon.

The story’s author says: “All of us prepare ourselves to kill dragons and end up devoured by the ants of details, to which we never pay attention.”

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