Without giving anything away, The Alchemist is a book about Santiago, a shepherd boy who embarks on a quest to find treasure. Along the way, he encounters several obstacles that makes him learn a lot of lessons in life. We can relate a lot to his character as an ordinary person who wants to succeed in life. All of us have our dreams and this book sets you on the right path to achieving them. This book is so addicting that you won’t notice how much time flies by while reading it. Furthermore, it will make you realize things you never thought you’d realize. It is no secret we need all the motivation we can get to achieve our dreams. Good thing, Pablo’s book makes you realize that there are certain things that are too impossible and things that are realistic.
Today I want to write about a man, who is an inspiration to all of us and proof that all the obstacles we face can be overcome. He was born without limbs and two slightly malformed feet. His classmates called him “alien” but he overcame his disabilities and became successful. He has poured his heart into spreading the message of unlocking personal happiness and that way helped many people realize the happiness is achievable. “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” – this man traveled all around the world. He is a proud father of a bright young boy and a husband of a beautiful woman. The person I’m talking about is “hiding” behind the name of Nick Vujicic. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1982 to Dušanka and Borislav Vujičić, Serbian immigrants from Yugoslavia. Although I stumbled upon one of his speeches on Youtube a few years ago, I bought his book “Life without limits” just recently.
George Orwell opens his book 1984 with presentation of “double-think”. Concept of holding two opposing ideas in ones mind simultaneously. Society that he created for his book is experiencing so much contradictions in their life that they are afraid to think, speak or do anything.