Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom is a book it’s like an elderly person is giving a piece of life advice that will be helpful to you whenever you open the book.
The author’s rediscovery of his mentor, who he had lost track of as he progressed through life, is the basis for the book. Later, he locates him, and, as the title implies, he meets with his mentor/professor every Tuesday to seek answers to the questions that have been plaguing him.
This is the book you must read if you only read one book in your life. There are so many life lessons in this book that will fill you with wisdom for the rest of your life.
Quotes from Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Death ends a life, not a relationship.
The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.
Don’t let go too soon, but don’t hold on too long.
Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you’re bound to do something else.
Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.
Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.
Don’t cling to things because everything is impermanent.
Without love we all like birds with broken wings.
Accept the past as past, without denying it or discarding it.
The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
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People are only mean when they are threatened.
There is no such thing as ‘too late’ in life.
If you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward.
There is no formula to relationships.
We need to forgive ourselves. For all the things we didn’t do. All the things we should have done. You can’t get stuck on the regrets of what should have happened.
If you hold back on the emotions, if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them, you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid.
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If you want the experience of having complete responsibility for another human being, and to learn how to love and bond in the deepest way, then you should have children.
Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone.
Invest in the human family. Invest in people. Build a little community of those you love and who love you.
If you’re always battling against getting older, you’re always going to be unhappy, because it will happen anyhow.
Maybe death is the great equalizer, the one big thing that can finally make strangers shed a tear for one another.
We all know how to be a child. It’s inside all of us. For me, it’s just remembering how to enjoy it.
You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails.
When I can make someone smile after they were feeling sad, it’s as close to healthy as I ever feel.