Episode#7 – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

by Richard Bach


The book in one sentence

Be true to yourself and do what makes YOU happy.


My personal opinion

Reading “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” only takes like half an hour – more or less. The story by Richard Bach is entertaining and straight to the point: how do you want to live your life?

The version I bought is very small but contains a lot of pictures of seagulls. Looking at these pictures was a nice break to think about what I read. All in all, a very nice book!


To whom I would recommend this book

I’m a big fan of thinking about the meaning of live, discovering what makes yourself happy, seeing the bigger picture. If you like books like this, too, I can recommend “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach! (As well as “The Why Are You Here Café” by John P. Strelecky. This one I will review on another day ;-))


What I learned from this book

  • Understand what is important in live for YOU, what makes YOU happy, what makes YOU feel lucky. Remind yourself: it is YOUR life!
  • Find your purpose and stick to it. If it makes you happy do not listen to the naysayers. Stay true to yourself!
  • You will always have to make compromises. But do the right ones for YOU.
  • If you found your own purpose, become the best! Do not become the average as the majority. Once you developed this attitude, you will not accept average performance for yourself.
  • Always keep the mindset of a learner. Share your knowledge with the people who wants to learn.
  • Enjoy your life! It happens now!


Want to read this book?

Check it out on Amazon.com – Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach



Thanks to the publisher for printing such a great book!

Ullstein Buchverlage