March 04




Book club is coming up and I am quickly reading The Alchemist. There are many wonderful concepts put forward in the book, one of which is: Maktub.

Maktub means, it is written. “Determinism is the philosophical view that, given certain initial conditions, everything that ensues is bound to happen as it does and in no other possible way; thus,nothing in nature is contingent, nor is there any room for human freedom”(Marcoulesco, 1399).

Whether you say you can or you can’t, you’re right.