“Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”– Morris “Morrie” Schwartz
This book “Tuesday’s with Morrie” was recommended to me couple months ago and yeah it’s worth to read.
This book is a non-fiction and deals with the greatest topic of all; the Life and Death. It’s a heartwarming story of a young man Mitch (author) as he reconnects with his old professor/mentor Morrie who is dying of ALS.
The conversations and the lessons about Morrie’s life with student Mitch lasted only for few months. They tackle about love, family, money, possessions, relationships and death. Mitch uncertainties and questioning his life’s meaning dealt graciously by an older but wiser man.
The book examines its interactions of human experience between living and dying. It also question and challenge our modern culture. Morrie encourages us to value the importance of love to one another and the things matter the most rather than our shallow worries, materialism and the need from others confirmation.
“The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.”
We grow wiser when we age and yes I found this in Morrie’s life. While on his struggling days, he found life’s value and meaning. I like the idea of detaching oneself from emotions. Yes, you can feel it but you can allow yourself to go through them. Also, the thought about money and power is not the substitutes about tenderness. As he is dying, money nor power cannot substitutes of love and gentleness from the people around him.
One thing I like about the book is not so lengthy; not too short and not too long. I think most can finish reading within a whole day – straight. 😉
“Tuesdays with Morrie” is not much my favorite tho but it is a good book. I watched the movie as well. Put this in your reading lists too. There are lots of life’s lessons we can get from Morrie by reading the book.
Like Mitch and most of the students, I lost contacts too with my professor in undergrad school. There was this woman I was most close with. She was my English professor and was my mentor. Since graduation I lost contacts with her. During those times after we parted, mobiles and text messages were not yet the norm. But still, in my heart I wish to see her.
This is my first blog about a book review and I hope I can give justice to the author and the book. I did read books back then and from now on after I’ll finish reading, I will give my reviews and post it here.
Looking forward for your feedbacks and ideas in the comments below. 😊
Thank you! Much L❤️ve and GOD bless. 💕