external image f3bdd5f76.jpgWhat can we learn from reading this book?
Tuesdays with Morrie
is packed with many lessons that can make a huge impact in our everyday lives. In every chapter, Morrie gives us advice on how to live a happier, more satisfied live. We learn that love is the most important thing we can give, and it is also very important to accept love from others. Also, Morrie talks about being satisfied. He says that people in this world today think that satisfaction comes from material things, and when they do not get the satisfaction they want, they buy more of those things, because that is what they have been told to do. The truth is, the only way we can be satisfied in this life is to give to others. Even if we do not think we have much to give, we can find a way to use our talents and hobbies for the good of others. Another thing we can learn from this book is how to accept being dependent. This world tells us that we need independency, to be our own person without the help of others, but, if we truly did not have the help of others, we would not survive. There is nothing wrong with being independent, but we need others to love and help us with our lives. Morrie also talks about death. He says that death is not a bad thing, despite what we have heard about it. We should not fear death, but we should realize that we are going to die and we should live a better life because of that. If we live like each day could be our last, we would do more with our lives and be more satisfied when we grow old and look back at what we have accomplished. It is important to take each of these lessons and apply them to our lives, so we can live a wonderful, joyous life.

Favorite Quotes

Page 52- “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”
In this quote, Morrie explains that love is an important component in our lives, and in order to live a happy, satisfied life, you should give out love to everyone, and you should learn to take it in.

Page 81- “Everyone knows they’re going to die, but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently.”
This quote says that, as people, we are aware of death. We know that some day we are going to die, but it is not real to us. If it were real to us, we would live life differently; we would live like each day could be our last.

Page 91- “Love each other or perish.”
By saying this quote, Morrie is emphasizing the fact that love is the most important thing we can do in our lives, and when we do not love, our lives are nothing.

Page 118- “I embrace aging...As you grow, you learn more…Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better live because of it.”
This quote means that aging is not as bad as we think it is. In this world, we try to do everything in our power to stop from becoming old. But, Morrie tells us to embrace aging. When we age, we grow and learn from all the many experiences we have had.

Page 126- “You know what really gives you satisfaction? Offering others what you have to give.”
This quote addresses the fact that material things cannot satisfy us. People in this world think that they need more to be satisfied and happy, but the only thing that can make us satisfied and happy is giving others what we have, even if we do not have much to give.

Page 157- “In the beginning of life, when we are infants, we need others to survive, right? And at the end of life, when you get like me, you need others to survive, right? But here’s the secret: in between, we need others as well.”
Morrie says this quote to remind us that we will always need others, no matter how independent we try to become. It is true that we could never survive without the love and help of others. Our friends and family support us and care for us all the time, from the moment when we take our first breath until the moment we take our last.

Answers to Essential Questions:
What do you value most in life? I value my family and friends most in life. They have supported me and cared for me my whole life. I would not be the person I am today if my friends and family had not been there for me. My friends and family are extremely important to me because they love me for who I am. Without them, I would be nothing.
Who are the people that influence you the most in your life? The people that influence me the most in my life would be my family. I have known my family since the day I was born, and have been stuck with them ever since. I have gone through many experiences with them and I have loved and will love them no matter what.
What is life’s greatest lesson?
I think Morrie was absolutely right when he said “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” Love is life’s greatest lesson. We should love everyone as much as possible, and we need to learn to let love enter our hearts, only then can we live a happy live.