He sees that Mitch has surrendered his sense of self to the beliefs of popular culture, and urges him to reclaim the kind, caring young man he once was at Brandeis. He had also told us that sometimes we must trust others. As he saw his time on earth ticking away, he wanted to make the most of it by reaching out and teaching others everything he knows. You will feel good at the time, and people will remember it long after you are gone. But the story drew me in very quickly. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else. The book talks about Morrie a professor of sociology at Brandeis University.
She is a professional singer and agrees to sing for Morrie when he asks, which surprises Mitch. Just these quotes alone make so much sense and I think every single person should give this book a chance. I am not bothered by the silence. All the love you created is still there. Teenagers often think they have all the time in the world. Morrie talked a lot about death in the book. Mentors Morrie was a mentor to Mitch in college and again later in life.
But detachment doesn't mean you don't let the experience penetrate you. Morrie observed that most of the patients there had been rejected and ignored in their lives, made to feel that they didn't exist. Blah, it's the hardest assignment i've ever done! Everyone knows that they are going to die, but nobody believes it. After he found out he was dying, he began to write down tidbits of wisdom about living in the shadow of death. They will matter much more than the things that seem so important to us.
I traded lots of dreams for a bigger paycheck, and I never even realized I was doing it. Interestingly enough, love and death have always been intertwined; stories such as Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet easily come to mind as examples of this curious relationship. With love, everything is possible even facing and welcoming death. I would really love to have a copy of my own since the one I've read is just a borrowed one. With Morrie as his mentor, Mitch is able to reincarnate himself in life, transforming a man who was once motivated by material wealth into a man who is motivated by a passion to love, and to emulate the man who has so touched his life. It was taught from experience.
At the beginning of each chapter, Mitch shares the story of his relationship with Morrie during his college days. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. He needs to find a balance between his family and friends and the rest of his life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. But then, that's another story altogether. I am every age, up to my own. I just wanted to share some of the thanks with you.
In his last days of his life he continues to share the meaning of life with his close friends and family and especially Mitch. And at the end of life, when you get like me, you need others to survive, right? Mitch learns that death is not to be feared but embraced. The book utilizes two characters, Morrie and Mitch, talking about their lives in order to pass the messages of life to the readers through the novel. On the fourth Tuesday, Mitch and Morrie talk about death, and Morrie shares some of his wisdom about creating personal culture by borrowing from different religions. Sometimes, you cannot believe what you see, but what you feel. If we only learned those lessons, this world would be so much better a place. The importance of love in his life is especially clear to Morrie as he nears his final days, for without the meticulous care of those he loves, and who love him, he would perish.
Mitch struggles to answer questions about how fulfilled he is in his life, realizing that he isn't. The average person is so fogged up by all of this, he has no perspective on what's really important anymore. And that's what we do in this country. Status will get you nowhere. On the tenth Tuesday, Mitch's wife, Janine, accompanies him to visit Morrie.
His final thesis is the full, completed book. Morrie clings to life not because he is afraid of dying or because he fears what will become of him in the afterlife, but because his greatest dying wish is to share his story with Mitch so that he may share it with the world. Morrie depended on Mitch to make this visit every week, and in the end, Mitch depended on Morrie to be there to teach him. This book utilizes a unique way of intertwining the concepts of love and death to make it something of beauty. This leads into a discussion on the importance of family, and Mitch shares with the reader that his own brother, Peter, is living in Spain, battling the same form of pancreatic cancer that killed his uncle.