tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie is a book I liked a lot. This book is very touching and make you think about the meaning of your life. I’m reproducing the content from one of my old blogs.

“People would come visit, friends, associates, but it is not the same as having someone who will not leave. It is not the same as having some one whom you know has an eye on you, is watching you the whole time.”

– Prof. Morrie Schwartz about family

“If you want the experience of having complete responsibility for another human being, and to learn how to love and bond in the deepest way, then you should have children.”

“When you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”

A beutifully written book, I must say. Now is the time to reclaim yourself. Now is the time to see yourself again as who you really are, and thus, render yourself visible again.

We were gifted the book “tuesdays with Morrie” by our mentoring workshop team. It is about a professor and a student who re-unite with the professor after 16 years. Like every student, even Mitch promised to keep in touch with the professor when he was graduated. However, he caught up with his own life and forgot the old promises in the run of becoming rich and famous. The professor, who was aging, was terminally ill by that time. He had ALS ( amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ) a brutal, unforgiving illness of the neurological system.

Mitch decides to Visit the Professor after accidently seeing a TV program about the professor. Thus the class begun. Mitch visits the professor for next 14 weeks and they talk about one area in every tuesday; many topics were covered, including love, work, community, family, aging…. A funeral was held in lieu of graduation.

A touching story and the insight that the professor had is true for the stressful life even we follow. I would recommend that everyone reads this book.