Today I happened to pick a book which is slightly out of my usual reads. It’s a book by name “Tuesdays with Morrie.” I completed it in one sitting which shows that book was really an engrossing read

The narrator , Mitch tells his experiences with his professor Morrie after 20 years of his graduation , when he suddenly comes across his professor. Morrie, a lively character is struck by a deadly disease and doctors say that he would not llive more than 6 months. It is during this time that Mitch gets to meet his old professor. He expects to see the professor in a ocean of self pity . BUT to his surprise the meetings and discussions on every Tuesday , with his professor in few months changes his perspective towards life.

Here are couple of statements which make it a worthy read

1.The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves.And you have to be strong enough to say, if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it

2.Every day, have a little bird on your shoulder that asks. ‘Is today the day? Am I ready? Am I doing all I need to do? Am I being the person I want to be? ‘

3.Family is something very different from anything in the world. Family is something which constantly watches you and cares for you and no amount of money can buy this for you

4.Do you want to be young again ? No I wouldn’t want to be . And people who say I want to , have led unfulfilled lives and they want to go back. An individual who has led satisfied life, looks up to the future and wants to relish the future .

5.Get over the confusion of what you want and what you need

Each Night when I go to sleep, I die and Next morning I wake up, I am reborn – M.K.Gandhi

6.Forgive yourself and Forgive Others

In summary, the book says

So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they are busy doing things they think they are important. This is because they are chasing wrong things. The way you get meaning in to your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.