'That there are no random acts. That we are all connected. That you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind' (Albom, 48). - The lesson that the Blue Man teaches Eddie that everything happens for a reason. There are no random events in life. All lives and experiences are interconnected in some way, and even the little things you do can affect other people's lives and experiences dramatically.
The Blue Man
'That's the thing. Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else' (Albom, 94). - The lesson that the Captain teaches Eddie that sacrifices are a part of life. Everyone makes these sacrifices. Some sacrifices are big, and others are day-to-day small sacrifices, but they all make an impact in other people's lives.
'That's because no one is born with anger. And when we die, the soul is freed of it. But now, here, in order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did, and why you no longer need to feel it' (Albom, 142). -The lesson that Ruby wants to teach to Eddie about the importance of releasing anger and granting forgiveness.
'Lost love is still love, Eddie. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken, another heightens' (Albom, 173). - The lesson that Marguerite teaches Eddie that the power of love, even after death. There are multiple forms of love, some stronger than others. Lost love is the strongest kind of love, the kind that can be felt even across enormous distances.
"He was nothing now, a leaf in the water, and she pulled him gently, through shadow and light, through shades of blue and ivory and lemon and black, and he realized all these colors, all along, were the emotions of his life" (Albom, 193). The lesson that Tala teaches Eddie that there's always a purpose for your life. You live for a reason the same way that people die for a reason. Where you are today is a combination of all your past actions, decisions, and the way the people around you have affected you.