The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, Book Review by bookstagrammer; "alittleyellowbook"
“It is easy to mourn the lives we aren’t living. Easy to wish we’d developed other talents, said yes to different offers. Easy to wish we’d worked harder, loved better, handled our finances more astutely, been more popular, stayed in the band, gone to Australia, said yes to the coffee or done more bloody yoga.
It is not difficult to see yourself through the lens of other people, and to wish you were all the different kaleidoscopic versions of you they wanted you to be. It is easy to regret, and keep regretting, ad infinitum, until our time runs out.
But it is not the lives we regret not living that are the real problem. It is the regret itself. It’s the regret that makes us shrivel and wither and feel like our own and other peoples worst enemy.”
I don’t want to explain the technicalities/fantasy of this book and give any spoilers. I just want to say that this is the kind of book that you should read at least once in your life. It is the kind of book that has the impact of appreciation for life.
I definitely went into this booking thinking something entirely else but I’m so grateful for it. It has left me reflecting at life, just being grateful that I’m alive and excited for all the possibilities and potential life holds. It reminds you that you choose your life and there’s so much you can achieve. That happiness is right in-front of you.
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