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Augusto Cury

Augusto Cury is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, scientist and bestselling author. The writer of more than twenty books, Cury is currently one of the most widely read authors in Brazil where he has sold over twelve million books. His books have been published in more than fifty countries. The Dreamseller: The Calling is the recipient of China’s 2009 Weishanu Award for Best Foreign Novel. Through his work as a theorist in education and philosophy, he created the Theory of Multifocal Intelligence which presents a new approach to the logic of thinking, the process of interpretation and the creation of thinkers. Cury created the School of Intelligence based on this theory. Please visit www.thedreamseller.net.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Each human being must learn to be the author of his own story: no one is free in the world at large without first being free within. He who wins without risk triumphs without glory.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Being a gardener, tending the flowers, making them spectacular to my eyes.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. There is no perfect happiness. Being happy is overcoming our neurotic need to always be right, recognizing our mistakes and having the courage to apologize; talking about our tears and teaching our children and students to learn to cry theirs. Being happy is making the small things spectacular in our eyes, making much of little. One who makes little of much is  miserable, and needs to purchase dreams of healthy emotion.

 

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. People have easy access to me.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. A life without dreams is a sky without stars, a spring without flowers, a mind without creativity. Dreams are not wishes, but life projects.

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