4 min readJun 29, 2021

Conversation with The Master, by Paolo Coelho

I’ve wondered why one of the most natural things that we are created to do is considered evil, dirty, sinful, and taboo by so many, entrenched in their beliefs. I once read that it’s how we can control others — by denying them something fundamental to their humanity, we can channel their frustrations and anger through guilt into doing things we want them to. The pent-up energy is morphed into subservience, fanaticism, self-harm, destruction, and even violence. Makes sense.


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