Comparing Happiness In Siddhartha And The Alchemist

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There are essentially two kinds of happiness: the first being an ordinary, and unreliable happiness formed on the reliance of physical comfort and artificial feelings. The other is a deep and lasting happiness which comes from within. This true happiness comes from a sense of inner complacency that is not dependent on external happenings. Exemplified by the stories of their lives, Hermann Hesse and Paulo Coelho channel the idea of the genuine existence of destiny, but also the continuous opportunity to this achieve happiness, in their works Siddhartha and The Alchemist. Using the wisdom the protagonists obtained from their own personal journeys, both Hesse and Coelho convey the great importance of sacrificing common human pleasures, such as

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