Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Tuesdays with Morrie


I usually don't like to read books that deal with philosophy and spirituality. I just don't get them. I was very apprehensive when I picked up Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. But I landed up totally loving the book. 
This is a true life story of Mitch Albom and Morrie Schwartz. Morrie was a professor of sociology at the Brandeis University and Mitch was one of his students. After graduating, Mitch had somehow lost touch with Morrie. One day, however, while watching TV, he sees a show featuring Morrie and he gets to know that Morrie is dying. Morrie had been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. He reconnected with his dying professor. They met every tuesday and Mitch recorded everything that Morrie had to say to the world.
Each tuesday they talked about something different: Death, Emotions, Regrets, Marriage, Money, etc. 
Through this book i got to know a great man by name Morrie Schwartz. Even when he was dying all that he could think of doing was "give". He gave his knowledge away until his last breath. 
The book was very inspiring and i totally loved reading it. Made me want to do something worthwhile in life.