How does the journey change us?

Paulo Coelho asks in his novel The Alchemist:

How does the journey change us?

The whole book is a journey in search of treasure, but as the story progresses it becomes clear that no amount of gold is truly worth the lessons learned and the people we meet along the way.

It is also important to ask yourself if the focus on the destination makes you less open to the lessons learned from the journey.
Asked by: Paulo Coelho
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Alchemist_(novel)

Tags: Priorities - Literature

Source: The book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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