Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Tuesday's with Morrie by Mitch Albom

watched "Tuesdays with Morrie" movie again.

Its story about the between mentor(Morrie) and his student(Mitch). Morrie is dying of ALS. he is brave man with a positive view of life, Morrie believes one cannot learn how to live unless one knows how to die. Mitch revisiting mentor for one final learn about Life. Mitch and Morrie subsequently spent the next sixteen Tuesdays together exploring many of life's fundamental issues -- family, marriage, aging and culture to name a few. Morrie was giving his last lecture while Mitch was writing his final thesis.

some critics come down hard stating not well written tale, very few literary qualities,.. but I find both the movie and the book is very real/relevant (atleast to me).

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” when Mahatma Gandhi spoke those famous words he was inviting us all to live our lives to the full – for after all, if we don’t use the precious life we have then we may as well be dead – what difference would it make? It can take some people a good long time to learn the sense in those words. Mitch Albom learnt that lesson: relatively late in life he learnt it at the feet of a small dying man who had been his professor at college.

few to quote from the book:
  • “If you’re always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy, because it will happen anyhow.”
  • “Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”
  • “…detachment doesn’t mean you don’t let the experience penetrate you. On the contrary, you let it penetrate you fully. That’s how you are able to leave it.”
  • “It’s horrible to watch my body slowly wilt away to nothing. But it’s wonderful because of all the time I get to say goodbye. Not everyone is so lucky.”
although I had various mentors each contributed/ing to my journey of life in manyways- I wish, I had my 'the one morrie' to look-up-to.

Lesson, Listen & watch Mr. Morrie

Movie version is good too

1 comment:

Anil P said...

Would want to try this one out.