Patience In The Alchemist

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Patience can be really hard for most of us to have but can be a great asset to our lives. In the fantasy novel The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho a great example of this. In this novel, patience through long and troubling times is key to completing the frustrating path to a personal dream. In the novel, Santiago uses patience to get to his personal legend. The story that the King of Salem told Santiago perfectly exemplifies why patience is so important. In the story, man’s personal legend was finding a precious gem, but he gave up mining if he would have mined one more rock he would have found his gem. If the miner wasn't using patience to keep mining he wouldn't have found his gem and his personal legend would have been over. Patience can be
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