What if I told you that there is a library in the afterlife where a librarian awaits you, holding for you countless books that contain all the other lives you may have lived, and you will have time to try them all once? Will you try it or will you accept your fate? Will it be easy to lean into the “Book of Regrets”, or will it be a smooth ride? What exactly is this library? Is it really possible? To get answers to all of these questions, you’ll have to read this amazing book by Matt Haig, “The Midnight Library”.
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This is the story of Nora and her life. He is a very intelligent person, but totally miserable in relationships. She has everything but nothing. After the death of her parents, she only had her brother Joe by her side, but after a terrible decision, she lost him too. She’s like a black hole, swallowing everything around her while collapsing in on herself. She is done with life and ending it, but between life and death there is a library waiting for her arrival, the shelves still moving, containing millions of books with billions of different lives residing there. . Will she make a different choice now? Will there be fewer regrets in the Book of Regrets? For that, we will have to read this amazing book, but it can take a long time, so here are some lessons that should be noted to have a better, successful and depression-free life.
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You can’t have it all in one lifetime.
Nora once dreamed of being a musician in a band, but for personal reasons she couldn’t have that life. But after her introduction to this life, she noticed the fact that her brother Joe overdosed in this life, but she had an amazing life where she dated a famous actor and dumped her. She had her own assigned musical tours; had unlimited fans; she had this luxurious life she had never dreamed of. Despite this, one of the most important people in this life was missing, his brother.
It was a lesson for Nora, taught by Mrs. Elm (The Librarian), that you can’t have it all in one life, you have to give something to have it all. This statement also looks like everyone’s life. Whatever you do, no matter how famous you are, you will never have anything in a single lifetime. It’s one of life’s greatest lessons that helps people be the best version of themselves.
Regret: Far worse than anything.
Before Mrs. Elm offers another life to Nora. She took him through a thick book titled “The Book of Regretsso that Nora could choose her life wisely. Regrets went from small ones like “I regret not doing my homework today” to larger ones like “I regret not staying in the group”. such regrets changed her whole life, and she was forced to commit suicide. Regret is a simple but painful word. You can look it up in any dictionary, you can learn about it, but you have to feel it for the understand completely. It’s a feeling that will stay with you for the rest of your life, making you wonder, “What if I did that.”
We have all made unlikely choices in the past that still haunt us. That feeling of nostalgia for something you may have done is regret, and it’s the worst of all. So, it is better to have no more regrets in life and live life to the full. We only have one life, so why not live it all with no regrets?
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Nora did things she wasn’t proud of. She made various decisions that she regretted later in her life, and one can think that it will now be possible because she is now in The Midnight Library. But no, there is a simple yet complicated thing about the library. You cannot reverse your actions, what’s done is done. If you make a choice in this life, it’s done for good now. Actions may vary depending on different situations, but his actions remain constant.
This is one of the greatest lessons that life or this book teaches us. You can’t go back on your actions. If you make scrambled eggs for your breakfast but don’t want to eat them, you simply can’t make them again. Yes that’s life. Once you’ve broken someone, there’s no going back. But on the positive side, we can make our own decisions, so why not make good ones that can make us and the people around us happy?
So those are some lessons that can be learned from this glorious book. This book can change a person’s entire perspective to observe the world and motivate them to make the most of this life. This book is about life, stating various reasons why it should be continued no matter what, as a wise person once said, “No player should give up if there are still pieces left on the board.”