Book Review: Tuesdays with Morrie

Rating: 5/5

One sentence: This is a profound book about what matters in life

This book tells a story of a sociology professor (Morrie) who was diagnosed with a terminal neurological disorder (ALS) that progressively destroys your nerves. They don’t know what causes it and there is no cure. The writer of the book had a wonderful friendship with the professor at college but lost touch afterwards. By coincidence, he sees a television program about his professor and goes to meet him again.

They talk about all the things that people wonder about and struggle in life: death, family, emotions, the fear of aging, money, marriage and how we say goodbye. Their meeting once a week on Tuesdays is Morrie’s final class.

This book made me cry. It really gets to the heart of people. It is tremendously inspiring to read about how Morrie faces his illness and keeps on living his life right until the end. It is a cliché, but love is what matters, not money. But don’t go using that as an excuse to be poor. Anybody has the ability to provide sufficient value to society that they do not have to live with scarcity.

To happiness, and beyond!

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