Tuesdays with Morrie was an uplifting, sad, and thought provoking book for me to read.
I enjoyed the book so much, I want to share it with all of my friends and family. The book made me think about my past, but most of all my future. All of Morrie’s quotes in the book were excellent and they made me look at my life differently.
On the fourth Tuesday, while Mitch and Morrie discussed death, Morrie said, “Once you
learn how to die, you learn how to live” (Albom, p.82). This quote dumbfounded me because I had never thought about death other than to feel scared about the subject itself. I realize, now, that death is a part of life. If I truly approach my life as if I was dying, then I would live differently. People never talk about death unless someone has died. My family never talked about death. My mother use to tell me that she would not be here forever, but I would let the thought pass as quickly as it came. She would live a long life. I did not have to worry about that any time soon. I pushed the thought deep down because it was painful for me to think about. My mother passed away a few years later at the age of 53. If only I knew then what I know now, I would have lived differently, appreciating family, friends, nature, and just everyday people that I came in contact with throughout my life.
On the twelfth Tuesday, Mitch and Morrie talked about forgiveness. Morrie said “Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others” (Albom, p.166). The person who hurt you enjoys seeing you suffer and miserable. It is often hard to forgive others when they say or do things to hurt us, but it can be just as difficult to forgive ourselves of things we have done to hurt others. At the beginning of the book, Morrie was talking about his job and his lifestyle. He said,
So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they are busy doing other things they think are important. This is because they are chasing the wrong things. The...