Be open to meet new people as they can help you in your journey
You live and you learn from your mistakes but also from others mistakes.
Santiago meets a men who is referred to as Englishmen. Santiago is at first not intrested in what the men has to say. The Englishmen then talks about what he has been studying and tells Santiago he is in search of the universal language. And they both realize they are in the same path and journey on together.
As Santiago talks more and more to the Englishmen he is more interested. And finds out that the Englishmen knows a lot of what Santiago has been wondering. But what got Santiago's interest was when the Englishmen started talking about omens.
Life can be very challenging and have many obstacles and push you to your limit. But you have to persevere and you will reach your goal.
Santiago and the Englishmen get lucky as they get to travel with a caravan. A long their journey they encounter a lot of obstacles which the caravan has to adapt. Santiago see this and decides to focus on the caravan as see how the adapt to the challenges. But the Englishmen does not and stays focused on the book he is reading. The caravan one night makes a stop a Santiago and the Englishmen decide to talk about their journey and realize they have to more of what the other is doing .
As Santiago and the Englishmen continue their journey they do what each other were doing before they talked. They both realizes that they don't learn anything from doing what the other was doing. The Englishmen then talks to Santiago as he needed someone to talk to to forget about it. Soon they arrive at the Oasis and Santiago is very excited to arrive at the oasis