Tuesdays with Morrie and the Last Lecture

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Paper #3: Tuesday’s With Morrie & The Last Lecture In Tuesday’s With Morrie, the book really gives you a different perspective on life. It teaches you how thinking positively can really shift your attitude. It also shows how much we should appreciate life and how we need to live each day to our fullest potential. At the end of the day to know that we’ve done our best. To summarize the three main ideas from this book can be illustrated with Morrie’s quotes. These quotes summarized are Live Life, Trust Others and Do Good. Live life; “Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live”. (pg 53) This is such a powerful thought because the one limiting factor in our lives is fear. We have fear every day, fear of disappointing others, fear of…show more content…
You know what grief is. And the only thing you can say, 'All right, I have experienced that emotion. I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment.'" (pg 72) Another important thread in the book is the topic of death. "Everybody knows they're going to die," Morrie said, "but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently." He later added "Do what the Buddhists do. 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?'" He hammers home the point by saying "learn how to die, and you learn how to live." (pg 62-73) Tuesdays with Morrie has given me the priceless gift of a fuller life. It challenged the way I experience emotions, it gave me the strength to cry and introduced me the endless gifts found in books. Most important it caused me to enjoy and find meaning in the daily ride of life as much as possible. These quotes from the book Tuesdays with Morrie are just a small portion of the pure greatness of the book. There are many spots that teach great lessons and really make you think. I suggest that if you haven’t picked up the book or read it to do it today. Keep an open mind and try to take some of these lessons to heart. If only we can learn to live everyday to the fullest, have full trust that things will be ok and devote yourself fully to passions or bettering those around you, and then we can really

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