Sunday, November 27, 2011
In Tuesdays With Morrie, the book shows a bond between a teacher and student that is more like the bond between a father and a son. This story shows how a person who is focused on society and popular celebrities, can find himself and focus on his impact on society. Even though the teacher faces death and the student is lost within his own life, they both learn from each other. Albom learns life lessons that he will keep forever and he understands the importance of life and how you should never talk it for granted. They talk about regrets, marriage, and the world. These were all experiances that Morrie had to share with Mitch so he could learn from them. Morrie showed Albom how to focus on the important things in your life. Mitch uses these meetings to finally become closer to the ones he loves like his brother who is battling an illness as well. Morrie watches his life fade and learns that he has to be dependent on others as well as not participate in his favorite activities like dancing and swimming. Morrie kept on teaching as he battled the illness and Albom kept coming to his house on Tuesdays to hear his stories. Albom shares his story with us because it shows how a life can be impacted by one very important person. Mitch learns from Morrie's life and is taught that it is never too late to live your life. Mitch, who was struggling in the beginning to find what was important, learns that even those who are about to die have made mistakes. He finds what is important through stories about Morrie's life and family. Mitch also learns about death and dying as he sees it through his old professor.