The Five People You Meet In Heaven
By: Mitch Albom
Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller
"All Endings Are Also Beginnings, We Just Don't Know It At The Time"
~ Mitch Albom
Until Eddie is takes his journey through heaven all we really knew was that he had a wounded knee from the war, and that he worked at Ruby Peir his whole life. As Eddie goes through heaven we(the readers) learn more and more about Eddie and so does he. Eddie was very depressed during his life on earth. Eddie was mostly depressed because, he didn't become that engineer, instead he was drafted into the war and afterwards he had a full life of working at ruby peir because of his knee.
Each of the themes in the novel, Eddie learns as lessons in heaven; however, we also see these themes exemplified during Eddie’s life on earth. One theme is there is no random acts in life.
One of the lessons in this book was life. This book really symbolizes how short life really is. If you don't do what you wanna do and you don't take leadership of your own life then your just going to end up miserable because you didn't do what you wanted to do.
The second lesson is regret. Regret took a big tole in Eddies life. He regretted a lot. He regretted working at Ruby Pier, he always wanted to get away from Ruby Pier but the further he wonted to go the closer he got.
There are no random acts
There are no random acts of kindness. There are no random acts of selflessness. In this book "The Blue Man" told Eddie that no matter what you do, there will never be random acts of anything.