Social Alchemy — more than just a Hipster catchphrase

Collins dictionary defines an alchemist as:

‘ a scientist in the MiddleAges who tried to discover how to change ordinary metals into gold.”

In recent years this term has been given a new lease of life with the idea of ‘social alchemy’. Often framed as ‘turning bad into good’, Paulo Coelho breaks this down further in his book ‘The Alchemist’ by explaining that social alchemists “show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

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Waistcoat Dave

Waistcoat Dave

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