In one word, I have never read such a marvelous book in my life till now. Moreover, I must admit that this is the only book, the completion of which did not left me with the sense of accomplishment as I usually feel in case of any other books, rather regretted because I wanted the book to go on and on. Though this my first book by Mitch Albom, but this single book has already made him my one of the favorites.
Book Review: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Nothing can symbolize positivity, courage, and wisdom more than this old man, who in his last ailing stage, opens up his life’s experience to his most favorite student Mitch. The book is a true conversation that took place between a teacher and his student. No syllabus, no books, it is the lessons of life. The book is full of powerful paragraphs, quotes, phrases that will completely change one’s perspective towards life.
Fifteen years Mitch had almost lost connection with his teacher, Morrie until the ailing news of the teacher made him take a second chance to meet him. But this meeting was more than a transformation for a lifetime for Mitch. 14 lessons, delivered in 14 Tuesdays, is the full package of learning the value of family, emotions, money, love, marriage, culture and forgiveness; things which we often overlook in the race of life. He said ‘Status will get you nowhere, the only open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone’. He taught the difference between what we want and what we need. His words are influencing, powerful enough to touch and open up our heart.He said ‘Without love, we are birds with broken winds. Love gives us spiritual security’. He taught us the value of each thing, yet he said, ‘Don’t cling to things because everything is impermanent’. He asked to recognize every emotion of love, pain and also the importance of practicing detachment. Such was his positivity that he considered aging is not decay, it is a growth while you understand the importance of leading a better life. Lastly, he said, ‘Death ends a life , not relationship’.
Yes, indeed…the book will stay with you forever. Absorbing, captivating and a must-read in a lifetime.
Author: Mitch Albom
Book: Tuesdays with Morrie: An old man, a young man, and Life’s greatest lessons