𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞
𝐁𝐲 𝐌𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐀𝐥𝐛𝐨𝐦
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫: 𝐒𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝: 𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟎𝟎
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞: 𝐍𝐨𝐧-𝐅𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐢𝐫
𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫: 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑
In Robin Sharma's "Who will cry when you die," I came across a mention of "Tuesdays with Morrie," which Mr. Sharma highly recommended. Intrigued by the buzz surrounding the book, I approached it eagerly, and it did not disappoint. This book captivated me with its profound insights into teaching and the invaluable lessons it imparts. It is a must-read for anyone seeking guidance during life's challenging moments. It narrates the story of a retired professor who is grappling with a terminal illness.
"Tuesdays with Morrie" chronicles the life of a teacher, Morrie, who had once mentored his student, Mitch Albom, through college. Later in life, Mitch is reunited with Morrie, now facing a life-threatening illness. After college, Mitch Albom became preoccupied with material possessions and career aspirations, until he was reunited with his terminally ill professor. The touching account of Albom's time spent with Morrie Schwartz, leading up to his death, is chronicled in this delightful book. While the book deals with weighty themes, it is also replete with Morrie's amusing anecdotes, humor, and life lessons. The book is a heartwarming account of their weekly conversations that explore the meaning of life, love, and relationships.
This exquisite little book comprises 27 concise chapters, written in a simple yet powerful style that can leave a lasting impact on the reader. The book offers a unique perspective on his inevitable journey toward the end, distinct from what someone else in his shoes might experience. The author's approach to simplicity is so potent that it can be emotionally overwhelming.
The most significant takeaway I gleaned from this memoir is that our spirit often dies long before our physical body dies. This is the first book (Non-Fiction) I have read that portrays elderly people accepting themselves entirely for who they are. Moreover, it masterfully depicts the various psychological challenges that seniors often confront. This book is a true gem that evokes a range of emotions - from laughter to tears - while also revealing profound truths about life and human nature. It is a book that truly invites the reader to become a part of its world.
It's possible that some people may not like this book because every reader is different and everyone has their own preferences. It is also possible that some people may find the book unappealing or tedious to read about the life of an elderly person. However, if we consider it, the ultimate truth of life is death. The book's central message is that those who have come to understand death have also come to understand the art of living. I personally agree with this sentiment. However, if you also enjoy reading in a mature and philosophical style like me, then you will definitely like this book.
I gave this book a perfect rating of five out of five because I firmly believe that it is a must-read for everyone at some point in their life. Through Morrie's teachings, the book offers a unique perspective on life, urging the reader to view it through a different lens. Morrie's outlook on life is awe-inspiring, despite his illness, and serves as a reminder of the value of our time on Earth. He asserts that death need not be feared, but instead viewed as a natural progression, especially if we have lived a life true to our passions and dreams. As Morrie approached the end of his life, he emphasized the importance of pursuing our dreams and not letting life's obstacles get in the way.
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