This Book Made me Reflect on 2020

I know 2020 hasn’t ended yet, but so much has already happened.

I was on a mission to clean my wardrobe, allotting 3 hours to the task when I decided to listen to the audiobook of Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom.

A little bit of context: I had been reading positivity quotes, productivity books and hustle material for a while at this point. Reading Tuesdays with Morrie gave me a “fresher” perspective on life. Self-care, self-development, selfie–all about the “self.

I thought it was a fictional book, but instead, it made me think. There was no hustle “bro talk”, positivity quotes or mind-boggling questions. Instead, it made me think about how I treat others, how I treat myself, my character and putting good into the world.

Tuesdays with Morrie with encouraged me to take a look at my purpose. It talks of compassion too. That one really hit hard because Morrie said (something like this) that if we all had compassion, then there’d be no judgement–racism, sexism, prejudice etc. That’s all the problems that have surfaced thus far in 2020.

If you’re in need of reflecting without the pressure of “self-development” and want to put good into the world, then this book is for you. There’s also a movie on the book too. I don’t think I’ll watch it though.

I didn’t write a summary but here’s Spark Notes if you want to get a gist of what this book is about.

I suppose this is your 2020 hindsight prompt.

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