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What nourishes the Soul of the World in The Alchemist?

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The Soul of the World is nourished by people’s happiness and other emotions.

In The Alchemist, Santiago goes on a journey for his own Personal Legend (and treasure).  He learns about the Personal Legend, which comes from the Soul of the World.  It is a “mysterious force” that appears to be negative, but is the only thing that shows you your persona legend.

The Soul of the World is nourished by people’s happiness.  And also by unhappiness,...

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