Quoting Paulo Coelho from his blog:
What kind of person Paulo Coelho is in everyday life?
…Of course, I also live my life in a way that every day will present new challenges and unexpected things. I don’t like to have everything planned beforehand.
This is mainly because:
a] It’s pointless : life is impossible to predict
b] It’s the very salt of life – I don’t want to know what’s going to happen.
Whatever is important will remain; whatever is useless will disappear.
For that reason, when lots of people gather to give their opinion on how we should act or behave, we must ignore them, as our life on Earth leaves us no time for explaining everything we do.
And we must also avoid commenting on the behavior of others: in order to have faith in our own path, we have no need to prove that the path of the other is wrong.