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Radicalization of young people

Author: Paulo Coelho

Recently, I was invited by the Unesco, to write a text about the radicalization of young people

I recognize in this text the feeling of powerlessness that grips me when I start to think about the current problems of the world, specially the bleak future that lies ahead for many children across the globe.

I think though that one has to be alert and see that all the problems we face have a common root: our selfishness, our fears.

To me, it seems that the only possible escape out of this cycle of violence is to act in our individual scale. In my case for instance: to write is my best possible weapon against the indifference, against the violence.

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