lunes, 5 de abril de 2010

14 Weeks & An Excellent Lesson

Tuesdays With Morrie (Martes con Mi Viejo Profesor) by Mitch Albom

Mitch had a successfull career, and when he know about his old professor (Morrie Schwartz) mortal disease (ALS), he goes and spend all his last Tuesdays (14) with him, learning about live.

My dad made me read this book, and as soon as I began I was so into it that I kept reading almost until dawn (I looked as a zombie at school).

It made me cry, laugh and get angry with myself, I realized I've been such a selfish person and that no matter what I need to apologize all those persons that made me suffer and apologize myself for my mistakes, because it's part of growing up as a person. It's an amazing good story... a superb real life story full of meanings and awesome lessons.

I loved Morrie, he certainly was an amazing person!

Seriously, a must read in this belicous times.

Thank you daddy for made me reading this, I love you!

And here are my favorite passages of the book (the summarry of each Tuesday), thanks to Young Wisconsin Soul for the translation (I read it in Spanish):

The First Tuesday - We Talk About the World
"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in."

The Second Tuesday - We Talk About Feeling Sorry For Yourself
"I don't allow myself any more self-pity than that. A little each morning, a few tears, and that's all."

The Third Tuesday - We Talk About Regrets
"It's what everyone worries about, isn't it? What if today were my last day on earth?"

The Fourth Tuesday - We Talk About Death
"Everyone knows they're going to die, but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently."

The Fifth Tuesday - We Talk About Family
"There is no foundation, no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn't the family."

The Sixth Tuesday - We Talk About Emotions
"By throwing yourself into these emotions.. you experience them fully and completely."

The Seventh Tuesday - We Talk About the Fear of Aging
"Aging in not just decay. It's growth."

The Eighth Tuesday - We Talk About Money
"Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness."

The Ninth Tuesday - We Talk About How Love Goes On
"Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone."

The Tenth Tuesday - We Talk About Marriage
"You get tested. You find out who you are, who the other person is, and how you accommodate or don't."

The Eleventh Tuesday - We Talk About Our Culture
"No matter where you live, the biggest defect we human beings have is our shortsightedness."

The Twelfth Tuesday - We Talk About Forgiveness
"Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others."

The Thirteenth Tuesday - We Talk About the Perfect Day
"Death ends a life, not a relationship."

The Fourteenth Tuesday - We Say Good-bye
"This..... is how we say.... good-bye.."

1 comentario:

Lisa dijo...

This book got so much attention at first that it became one of those books I refused to read. But you may just have talked me into giving it a try!