Tuesdays with Morrie, a book everyone should read
I think Tuesdays with Morrie is an outstanding book. In this book, Morrie Schwartz teaches you great moral values, explains good ways of life, and gives you lessons on how to think. I believe everyone should read this book, it might change your point of view on life.
Morrie talks a lot about being young, and how it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. “I know what a misery being young can be, so don’t tell me it’s so great.” (Albom 117) What Morrie means by this is even though there are a few good things about being young, he believes that there are more disappointments than there are excitements. In my opinion he’s not saying that his childhood was bad; he just doesn’t wish to go back.
Morrie also has a lot to say about death; “Death ends a life… Not a relationship.” (Albom 174) By this he means people can still be close to the dead, even though they’re not still with them. You can still speak to them, have pictures of them, and many, many memories. Some people believe that death is the end of the world, but, to Morrie, it is not even close. He still mourns people’s death, but he does not believe that is the end of their relationship together.
On the other hand, Morrie talks a lot about living in life; “when you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” (Albom 104) Morrie says that when you accept the fact they are going to die, you stop being so cautious. When you don’t accept death, you’re not as ambitious; if you know your time is coming, you get a little more dangerous. When you’re not afraid, you begin to live your life to the fullest.
All in all, Tuesdays with Morrie is by far one of my favorite books. Everyone should read this book because it teaches you great lessons about life, and how to look at it. Morrie Schwartz is a complete optimist; he only sees the good in people and life. Even if somebody does something wrong, he completely forgives them. In this book, Morrie taught me how to never regret...
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