My brother always says, “If you have the courage to ask, this universe responds in its own way. The condition is that you need to ask to receive an answer”. And that’s what happened with this book.
“A Man called Ove”, a book written by a Swedish writer, ‘Fredrick Backman’, changed my life. Given to me by my friend at a time when I was most confused and had many questions about the life I was living.
The book teaches about life, love, and relations. I would be sharing with you 4 life lessons, this book helped me to understand with a hope that it benefits you too 😉
1. Love is simple.
Love is not only about appreciating each other for their perfect side but is also about falling head over heels for their imperfections. When we truly love someone for who they are and not for what we want them to become, they become a part of us.
This book made me realize that love is a part of us as a human. We as humans know how to love, but with time we had discarded the previous notions of love and humanity just because we wanted something new. Love, in reality, is simple and worth living for.
2. Friends always stick around.
Not every friendship is the same. People are different, which makes friendships different too. And what matters, in the end, is, if we take care of our friendships during our pretentious busy lives as well, it is surely gonna remain forever. Your responsibility is to stay with them in their ups and downs and correct them at their faults.
This book is a gem in this modern era where, with development, people have stopped living and their emotions have become robotics.
3. You can miss a fictional character.
I do not remember the last time I had these extreme emotions for a book and its characters. Nor can I recall, when all of the characters became a part of me, but I do remember how have I badly missed all of them, especially Ove and how desperate was I to have a Doraemon gadget that would transform my world completely.
To all the book lovers out there, badly missing a character is perfectly normal, okay? Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise.
4. No matter how modern we think we are, we all want someone to hold onto. We want true love and unbreakable friendships to live.
Being a grown-up doesn’t mean we hold onto our emotions, isolate ourselves, and silence on things that are affecting us. It is only going to make things worse and you a worst consumer of all the problems. Better is to speak your heart out.
At the end of the day, we all need that warm, welcoming surroundings that just accept us for who we are. I think that’s what living is, to have bonds where you do not have to pretend. This book made me remember the most important thing that we are humans who want love and desire relationships we can rely upon.