What Morrie Taught Me

What Morrie Taught Me

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Tuesdays With Morrie is a book about a college student who has a very unique relationship with his college professor. After the student Mitch graduates he looses contact with his former college Professor Morrie. What makes Mitch regain contact with Morrie is one night he is watching TV and sees Morrie suffering from a paralyzing and life threatening disease know as Lui Gehrig’s diseases or ALS as some may call it , this makes him feel the need to rekindle the lost relationship. Mitch decides to fly to Massachusetts, to visit his dying professor, to his surprise his former professor is very humble and excited to see Mitch. As the two catch and make up for long lost time they both come to the conclusion that they will meet every Tuesday have lunch, and discuss, family life, love and death along with other topics as away to strengthen there relationship, educate Mitch and help Morrie cope with death. Mitch who has pursued a career in journalism is going thru a lot of in his own life with his brother being diagnosed with cancer and loosing his. Visiting every Tuesday with Morrie helps offer him a sense of relief from his daily stress and life.

I honestly loved this book it was very inspirational to me. I admired how Morrie a very sick old man was so happy, excited and genuine. Morrie to me showed the importance of how insignificant material items are and how much more important relationships are. This book was very inspirational to me and taught to me value my relationships with my family members and friends. Here below are some of the quotes by Morrie  from the book that I thought were profound and hope to apply to my life.

”How can I be envious of were you are when I been there myself’.”

-Morrie

” There is no point in keeping vengeance or stubbornness.”

-Morrie

”The fact there is no no foundation , no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn’t the family. It becomes quite clear  to me as ive  been sick . If you don’t have the support and love and caring and concern that you get from a family, you don’t have much at all. Love is so supremely important.”

-Morrie

”Love each other or perish.”

-Auden