Book Review – Tuesdays with Morrie

This book, Tuesdays with Morrie is filled with so many beautiful life lessons. I read with all my heart and I am sharing my personal thoughts on all those life lessons which Morrie taught to Mitch. All thoughts are personal.

My life is my teacher. I have experienced and learned a lot. I love my family to death. There’s no as such wonderful feeling in the world than realizing you are the reason behind your mother’s smile. The touch of your father and brothers blessings can make you that you have lived your life meaningly. Your sister’s hug can make realize that life is complete now.
Friends really don’t stay. True are those who had have known you before puberty knocked your walls. They hold that special place in your heart. I did everything with my heart. A few mistakes and those wounds may never heal but I have truly forgiven them who were the reason behind those scars. Instead of holding grudges, try to hold love and see the difference you will make.

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Coming back to the book, I am sharing my thoughts in all those lessons given by Morrie:

TALK ABOUT THE WORLD
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”
Personally, I don’t agree with the idea of only giving out love, because there are some places where no matter how much you do, you will be never appreciated. Or maybe this is what I always get that’s why my mind is agreeing with the thought. The world, they only know you from the outside, what you are, how have you been, is that scar healed? All these things, really don’t matter to them.

TALK ABOUT FEELING SORRY FOR SELF
I do feel sorry for myself for the opportunities I am not taking for the fear of not hurting others. I feel sorry for myself I haven’t learned to live for my own self. All these years I have been a selfless person and maybe this is the reason people put me down every time because they have known my weakness. I have never kept a safe distance from someone for my own self. I feel sorry for crying in front of the people who never cared and because I don’t have the power to hide my emotions.

Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too-even when you’re in the dark. Even when you are falling.’

TALK ABOUT REGRETS
“Would I regret the secrets I had kept hidden?”
How can I regret? The thing is society and people can not handle your secret. Why? Because it’s yours. The moment you slip it out, the next moment it becomes a life threat for you and an entertainment for the people. And who does that? The ones who had been close to you once. They enjoy the moment while it is the most sensitive talk about your life…. So, yes I would never regret is I have kept a secret hidden. It’s mine and it belongs to me.

You think the problem will solve or the illness will go away if you ignore it? By doing so, you may not only be uncomfortable but you may never find the satisfaction for your heart.

TALK ABOUT DEATH
Being a human, it is always somewhere inside of us that we take everything for granted. Family, friends, the loving relationships and the beautiful universe around us. It resides in our nature that we care for something when it’s gone or lost. Why do we run after things which would not last even a lifetime? Let’s take out a minute from our materialistic life and Thanks, Allah, and all those people who tried make something good happen with us.

TALK ABOUT FAMILY

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Family… The reason of your existence. The reason behind your identity. The reason behind every little thing you do in your life. What is Family? To me, My whole world, the reason why I am still alive. Raising a family for a better life and to see that special magical smile on everyone’s face is the super magical feeling one could have.

TALK ABOUT EMOTIONS
After all this time I have come to a point where I should and need to detach myself from all the fears I am wearing all day every day. I am so frozen with the fear of what consequences I might have to face if I even made a decision for myself.

TALK ABOUT THE FEAR OF AGING
“All younger people should know something, If you are always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy because it will happen anyhow.”
“You have to find what’s good and true and beautiful in your life as it is now. Looking back makes you competitive, And, age is not a competitive issue.”
Until now I was really worried about getting old, the fear of aging was taking hold on like a caged bird. 26 is not so yet, let’s say I am stepping into my second puberty period which is keeping me down all the time. It’s ok if you are not married at the age of 26, You still got your family to console you at every step. Think about the reasons why you are not married yet and if you see it to be great – standing behind your family to support them – it’s worth it.

TALK ABOUT MONEY
People are never happy with you or anything, no matter how much you do as in today’s world, Money does buy happiness.

TALK ABOUT HOW LOVE GOES ON
I always gave out love and never asked for it in return. Got back sometime but mostly people ditched me in every aspect. Sometimes I wonder, Will I still be remembered by all those people whom I gave my all?! I remember people by their voice and touch. But now, I think I should stop worrying about the next minute and focus on one I am living. People are in such hurry, they haven’t found meaning in their lives. But what if one has never found something new ever in their life and they still hope for a change and that magic to happen.

TALK ABOUT MARRIAGE
“The very thought of you and I forget to do the little ordinary things that everyone ought to do. . .”
People love, marry and cheat and still they own everything at the end. Why don’t they realize thing are not that simple. Marriage is based on belief. I wonder why do God have to test us all the time? Why is it important to pass his test not your problem with which you are going through. I remember when I had everything and now all I have is tests and patience. We have been taught to keep patience — No doubt God is with the one Who is patient…. [Where is mine?]

TALK ABOUT FORGIVENESS
“Forgive yourself before you die, Then forgive others.”
People are so busy in keeping up their pride, vanity, and vengeance that they forget about the moral values of a living. They are so busy in keeping up their hatred alive that they even forget words like “LOVE and PEACE.” Why is it so hard for us to let go off something that is hurting us the most even the pride they are holding just for a status. Why can;t we let go of our arrogance? Is it that important? More than a human being? Why?

TALK ABOUT THE PERFECT DAY
“Make peace with living.”
“Everything that gets born, dies.”
“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

The simple the life you live, the more perfection to it. Finding a way to repair a broken relationship means how much you value it. Instead of sitting and waiting for the time to come, Find ways– at least a way to negotiate in a loving way. You are a part of your circle. Your family, friends, and acquaintances. Never think that you are some way or the other weak from anyone. FEEL.CONTROL.HOLD.STAY CALM.

“None of us can undo what we’ve done, or relive a life already recorded.” 

“There’s no such thing as “too late” in life.”

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I will definitely read it again whenever I am going to feel down.

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7 thoughts on “Book Review – Tuesdays with Morrie”

  1. Very well versed review of the book… a lesson learnt is a great thing and to you have a point to prove realting to yourself, its amazingly beautiful how nicely your words described the book, its awesome!

    Love, forgiveness & life is all about giving if you expect a return… then there’s no point in forgiving, loving or living… You Love that’s why you Love, You forgive because “YOU” forgive… and always remember LIFE is something that’s always too short “You may think you want to die when all you really want is to start living”.

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