“The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”
“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
“As you grow, you learn more. Aging is not just decay…it’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand that you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”
Tuesdays with Morrie is a book I was required to read in college (CSU Fullerton) during my Character & Conflicts course. This book definitely taught me a lot about both character and conflict. This book is a short/easy read with a lot of heart.
Summary of the book: Morrie used to be Mitch’s college professor. Mitch is going about his adult life when he suddenly sees Morrie on a talk show. Seeing Morrie on television reminds Mitch of the promise he made to keep in touch with his old professor.
Morrie is now sick with ALS. Mitch travels to see Morrie on a Tuesday and then visits him every single Tuesday until the day Morrie passes. Each Tuesday they discuss a different life topic.
I absolutely loved this book! Part of me loving it so much is due to how similar the book was to my class. My professor, Stuart Bloom, discussed a different topic with us each week in class. We discusses life, death, family, friends, sexuality, pets, good memories, bad memories, and everything in between. I gained an abundance of wisdom from professor Bloom which is exactly how Mitch feels about Morrie.
Overall – it’s an amazing book and I will continue to read it over and over. If you need a good read, I definitely recommend picking this book up.
Til’ Next Time,