Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tuesdays with Morrie

I just finished reading 'Tuesdays with Morrie' by Mitch Albom. Its a book about facing death and living life to the fullest. In Morrie's words, 'Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.'

The book is a true story about Professor Morrie Schwartz - the author's old college professor. Tuesdays with Morrie is a chronicle of the author's time with his professor in the months before the professor's death. The book is filled with little aphorisms which can be applied to anyone's life.
One of the things Morrie stresses on is the power of love.
  • Love each other or perish."
  • "Love is when you are as concerned about someone else's situation as you are about your own."
  • "Love is the only rational act."
  • "Without love, we are birds with broken wings."
  • "The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in..."
These are a few of the life lessons Morrie imparts to his pupil in the last class of his life.

'The last class of my old professor's life took place once a week in his house, by a window in the study where he could watch a small hibiscus plant shed its pink leaves. The class met on Tuesdays. It began after breakfast. The subject was The Meaning of Life. It was taught from experience.'

Read the book.

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