Book Title: Tuesdays with Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
Publisher: Time Warner Books
This book mentions how the close relationship between Mitch and Morrie developed and how Morrie faced his fatal disease.
Morrie was a professor in Mitch’s university, teaching Mitch the meaning of life. Mitch found that Morrie was not an ordinary professor, but an accommodating friend. They had various topics, including love, community, family, even personal values. At the graduation ceremony, Mitch promised to keep in touch with Morrie but he did not. He had lost contact with most of the people he knew in college, including Morrie. Meanwhile, because of the brutal disease ALS Morrie suffered from, he was on ABC-TV’s programme, Nightline. In this way, Mitch could see his old professor again on TV and visit him.
From then on, the Tuesday lessons began. As Morrie’s physical condition was getting worse, he needed to stay at home all the time. Every time Mitch visited Morrie, they talked about a particular topic. Although Morrie was suffered from ALS and he could not finish many simple things by himself, he was still very happy and satisfied. Mitch was influenced by Morrie’s philosophy. In the past, he had bad relationship with his wife as Mitch was reluctant to spend time staying with his wife. However, their relationship was improved after having the Tuesday lessons. They had lessons for a total of thirteen weeks and finally, Morrie was defeated by the disease and died in the fourteenth week.
‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ is indeed a precious present for youngsters nowadays. News like teenagers committing suicides is commonly found. Choosing to end their lives just because of some obstacles is absolutely foolish. Comparing with Morrie, what they face are just trifles. Morrie’s philosophy has taught every reader a lesson.
Morrie had taught us how happiness truly means. If you were suffered from a disease, you probably needed to stay in bed like...