“Lessons” to Live by, Tuesdays with Morrie

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After reading the memoir Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie one of the main characters leaves the reader with many “lessons” to live by. On their twelfth Tuesday together they talked about forgiveness. While Mitch was massaging Morrie’s feet, Morrie said “There is no point in keeping a vengeance and stubbornness. These things I regret in my life. Pride. Vanity.” And “Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.” These are two aphorisms or advices that Morrie had interpreted in the book to live by them and I agree with what Morrie states. It is pointless to be retaliated for another’s actions that disappoint and resent you. Instead looking for revenge which may lead you to do something you might regret because of self pride and vanity, you should just forgive. For example like when Morrie’s wife had an operation and Norman a close friend who recently moved to Chicago, didn’t call her to show his support as a friend. Morrie and his wife were hurt, they dropped the relationship. Years later Norman made repeated attempts to reconciliate but Morrie had refuse and then in a short time Norman died of cancer so Morrie regrets never accepting his apology and reconciling. If had Morrie forgive him, he could have been in a happy friendship with Norman or Norman would of died knowing that they’re good but now that’s why he’s is feeling guilty. Morrie talks about forgiving yourself before forgiving others which is true because its vital to forgive yourself so you don’t feel guilty or in pain and then forgive what others did to you, making yourself and others souls and minds relieved. Morrie is lucky for having the time to forgive him and others while he is dying. With forgiveness you could die in peace or live happy and peacefully like Morrie did. Keep guilt, resentments and vengeance aside because it’s going to make your life difficult and miserable. This is a very meaningful lesson said by Morrie a person with a lot of experience that wants to help other people by...
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