Sunday, July 26, 2009
Tuesdays with Morrie
"Life is a series of pulls, back and forth. You want to do one thing but you are bound to do something else"
"Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live"
"There are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don't respect the other person, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don't know how to compromise, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can't talk openly about what goes on between you, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don't have a common set of values in life, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike"
"Death ends a life, not a relationship"
"...if you're trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down on you anyhow. And if you're trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone"
"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"
These are some of the gems from the book "Tuesdays with Morrie". It is the story of a teacher, a mentor Morrie Schwartz and his student Mitch Albom. The teacher is suffering from a degenerative disorder and before dying he wants to share his insights with his student.
"A must read to understand life and its lessons."