Many people learn many things in many different ways. Most learn in school or church, some learn in asking questions, but I believe the best lessons are taught from a good friend. Tuesdays With Morrie is a true story of the remarkable lessons taught by a dying professor, Morrie Schwartz, to his pupil, Mitch Albom. Morrie teaches Mitch the lessons of life, lessons such as death, fear, aging, greed, marriage, family, society, forgiveness, and a meaningful life. This is a story of a special bond of friendship that was lost for many years, but never forgotten and simply picked up again at a crucial time of both Morrie's and Mitch's lives.
Mitch was flipping through his television stations one night and stopped when he saw his old college professor on "Nightline" talking about his fatal Lou Gehrig's disease. Mitch saw that his life long friend and teacher was dying and knew that he needed to go see him. Morrie was a professor at Brandeis University in Massachusetts where Mitch attended college. Morrie was his favorite professor. After college, Mitch never kept in touch with Morrie like he said he would, and felt guilty for not doing so. Seeing Morrie on TV. couldn't have come at a better time in Mitch's life.
Mitch was a columnist for the Detroit Free Press. Everything he did was done on a deadline. His life was always on the go. He didn't take time to appreciate the simple and important things in life such as his wife Janine and her desires to start a family. To Mitch, children would tie him down. Mitch decided to go to Boston to visit his old professor. What started out as a one-day meeting, turned into a four-month class. Mitch and Morrie met once a week on Tuesdays and discussed "the ...
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...good enough to just be me, a size 10 and 165 pounds. Why, because society says so. Morrie has taught me to appreciate me for who I am and all the talents I posses. Although it's not something you get over over night, because it is constantly around me, I have been able to deal with it and look at it in a different light.
Morrie had an unbelievable amount of wisdom and an even greater outlook on life. He always saw the positive in situations. He changed Mitch's life as well as many others I'm sure. The only good thing about Morrie's disease was that he was able to spend time with his loved ones and he was able to say goodbye one last time. Morrie lived life to the fullest up until the very last breath of his life. If there were one thing I can pass on from Morrie it would be to live life to the fullest because you never know which day will be your last.
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