Paulo Coelho, The Brazilian author of “The Alchemist”, still was a teenager when he told his parents he wanted to become a writer.
His father, who was a mechanical engineer with a successful career, was so scared, and thought his beloved son was having a mental disorder, and got him interned in a psychiatric hospital for 3 years.
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