I learned from the book that a former student reconnected with his old college professoi Morrie who was diagnosed with ALS (a terminal disease). Through their reconnection, Mitch and Morrie begin to meet every Tuesdays to discuss the different problems they face and the meaning of life. Also, choosing not to live his final months in fear. Morrie meditated on life and spread his ideas in the form of short aphorisms. One aphorism that hit me is “To learn to forgive yourself and to forgive others”. I had a few people in my life that had hurt me so much that I hated them. But, I was so miserable that I was not happy. I prayed to God to help me forgive them, a little by little I learned to forgive myself and then forgive them. Second one, was “Accept the past as the past without denying it or disrecarding it”. In other words, don’t dwell on the past, you will not focused on the present and future, but if you deny or discard the past, you shall make the same mistakes made in a previous time. There have been instances in my life that I would change if I could, but in reality one must accept what has occurred and keep moving forward in life. Lopez2 Third aphorism, is “There is no such thing as too late in life. He knew that is never too late to Life is a struggle, a tug of war with merciful opposing sides. An untold amount of people tear apart at the seams because the tension is too much. The rest of people has different versions of the same problem. People try to juggle work and family but find themselves in a state of confusion where priorities become blur. Is getting a high salary is more important than having dinner with family? The answer to that varies among all of us. To Mitch, the paycheck and the luxury that he brings was clearly more important than his family. But, Morrie made him realize one thing; the baffle that comes with the tension of opposites always end with the victory of
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The second quote is “It didn’t matter. He’d learned long ago: perfection isn’t what family is all about” (pg.146). I believe this quote can relate to a lot of people no matter how different there families struggles or situation they’re in because no family is perfect and if you need someone for guidance or advice they be there to pick you up right back on your feet. Another thing is when someone in your family make a mistake they’d be there right next to you though your
Conflicts arise in his love life and work, but Mitch keeps visiting Morrie every Tuesday. Mitch goes through the stages of grief, and Morrie goes through the stages of death. At the end of the movie Morrie dies, and has a small funeral (those who Mitch says would’ve been invited to go dancing on Morrie’s perfect day).
“The unexamined life is not worth living” and “Life is about the journey, not the destination.” I relate to both of this quotes because we all have purpose in our life. We plan out life to be certain way. I plan week in advance so I know what is going to happen this week, what is in plate that I have to take care of it before the time. You need to be control on your life not others. Some people just float though life. They think of their present but they don’t think for their future. They just do the stuff right now and later they will worry about other stuff. They are never ready for future outcome. Only you know how you want to live your life, it’s up to you how you want live it. As I say I plan week ahead for my classes, my work and my family. But it doesn’t always go as it planned. In life you always have to be ready to face some problem. If you live through the problems that is call living life. My dad always tells me that, if you accept the challenge, or face some bad time with smile on face, you will always come out of there and then even the big problems comes you will be ready for it. Don’t ever get nervous for the small problems. Life is made of good time and bad
Steve Jobs is trying to say that you should live every day like it is your last. He knew his life had value to him and his family. He felt like life was worth living even though once in a while a hard choice would come along to toughen his life. Making a choice is very hard, but when making a choice it should be one that you will not regret later in life. Making choices is one of the hardest things in life so you must see all the good and all the bad to the outcome of your options. Live everyday like it is your last. Ebert says that life is a very precious thing. Hamlet wants to die, but him not knowing what is on the other side scares so he decides to live. Even though Ebert had to get surgery, he got through it and learned to still live his life with no regrets.
With the threatening reality of Morrie’s illness looming overhead, Mitch must learn from him just how necessary it is to live life to the fullest. Mitch was living an empty life, a life lacking fulfillment and love. Morrie explained this in a quote “So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they are busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things.” He also explained, “The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” Morrie helps Mitch lead a life consisting of love and happiness rather then material possessions. Morrie taught Mitch to live with the key ingredients of happiness and gave him understanding about what those ingredients are, and how to make them apart of his life.
Most of Tuesdays with Morrie consists of replays of conversations between Mitch and his former teacher, Morrie. This may seem like a pretty boring topic, yet Mitch Albom felt the need to write this book. Mitch could have easily just gone to visit his old professor, chatted with him, and left it at that. Why do you think that Mitch Albom felt the need to share his story? What do you spend money on and how can you save for things? What does society teach us about money, wealth, and greed?
Morrie and Mitch’s relationship went far beyond that of a teacher and student. It turned into a friendship between two men. Morrie taught Mitch innumerable lessons about the world, feeling sorry for oneself, regrets, death, family, emotions, fear of aging, money, how love goes on, marriage, culture, forgiveness, and saying good-bye. Morrie never wanted sympathy from Mitch; only an open mind and heart. Morrie discussed his philosophies on life with Mitch and encouraged him to do the same. Morrie shared his strengths and his weaknesses with his student, allowing him to open up to his old professor in a way that would help him to recharge his existing life.
Morrie makes Mitch realizes the importance of family and this gives him the motivation to reach out and rekindle and grow his relationship with Peter. If they were unable to resume contact this would not have made Morrie’s lessons less important. His words would still stand true, even if Peter refused to speak to Mitch. We are unable to control the actions of others but as long as we are willing to try we succeed.
Morrie was never really a materialistic man and always loved the simple thing like singing, music, laughter, dancing, etc and now that he’s dying he cares even less and he says that people are so hungry for love that they start accepting substitutes and they start embracing it to and people except a sort of hug back, but it never works because people can’t substitute material things for love, tenderness or for even a sense of comradeship so Morrie doesn’t really care about money or material things.. “Money is not a substitute for tenderness.”(Albom #125). I agree with Morrie that money can’t replace tenderness because a lot during last summer I really wasn’t being with my family and friends I was just working and now that I think about it I was quite sad during that period and I felt very lonely and really having know one to make me feel something and it was something that I missed because I was always away from my family and friends and I also never really became friends with my coworkers I just wanted the money and because I wasn’t really ever with my family or friends and I all I wanted was money and that money made a lot more sadder and then it making me happy. During the last couple of weeks of summer I quit because I didn’t feel good alway being away from family and friends and when I did quit I remember there being a bigger change on how I felt because I felt something and it something good and I
“but nobody believes it . If we did, we would do things differently,” (81) I personally never find myself thinking that in sixty or seventy years I’m gonna die. This is one of the reasons that I enjoy going fishing and seeing the top of a lake’s undisturbed. I love to take the time to stand and embrace its elegance. One way that I can relate to this aphorism is when I went and visited my great grandfather. We would just sit in a simple silence, only saying very few words.It was a kind of comfort you that is rare. Before I knew it, I was getting a call saying that he had past in his sleep, I truly believe if I knew he was going to pass away, so suddenly then I would have applied myself more to get to know him a bit more. I have a hard time knowing that the last time I saw him all we did was have a very bland, and short conversation. Another example, that I can relate to this aphorism, is when my aunt Carrie was diagnosed with breast cancer. It seems that all she did was sit and cry on her old torn leather couch. She never got out, never tried anything new, she just had a very boring last couple of years filled with work and going to the doctors office. She described the doctor's office as bland, with white walls accompanied by very simple Ikea furniture and a receptionist that was old and cynical about the world. It still brings tears to my eyes to know that she knew she was gonna die, and even after she was also
The student, Mitch Albom, (also the author) decides to fulfill the promise he had made to Morrie after graduation, of keeping in contact. He catches a flight to Massachusetts on a Tuesday and does this for the next several Tuesdays till the death of Morrie. On those Tuesdays, classes were being held, not in the all too familiar classrooms of the college, but in the intimate setting of Morrie’s home. They would write their final thesis paper on “The Meaning of Life.” The paper was to include but not be limited to the following topics: Death, Fear, Aging, Greed, Marriage, Family, Society, Forgiveness, and A Meaningful Life. Every Tuesday when Mitch would arrive he could see the brutal deterring of Morrie’s small disease infested body. Yet the spirit of this small dying man was bigger than life itself. This confused Mitch, but as the story progresses Mitch begins to comprehend why this man with only months to live is still so filled with life.
Have you ever wondered what effect love has on us? Love effects are every life if we don't understand love you don't understand life. In the book "Tuesday's with Morrie", Morris says "Once you learn to love you learn to live."(82) This is my favorite aphorism in the entire book when I read it I thought about what it meant, and it has a deeper meaning than we would think if you take the time to ponder over it. For my project I took a wooden heart, painted it red, than painted the aphorism on it. I chose this project because I believe our whole lives revolve around love, and the sooner we realize that the better.
A strong Christian lesson on the true nature of forgiveness can be found in Christ’s Sermon on the Mount: