Morrie Schwartz was an American professor of sociology at Brandeis University for 30 years. He was also an author of best selling books “Morrie in his own words”, “Letting Go: Reflections on Living While Dying” .
His love of teaching and desire to treat others with compassion and understanding make him a beloved friend and mentor to many. soon before he retired fe fell ill to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gherig’s disease. Desease made him feeble but his mind was lucid as always. He realizes that his time is running out, and that he must share his wisdom on “The Meaning of Life” with the world before it is too late to do so.
He was a title character of popular book Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson. by american author Mitch Albom.
The book is about a man who, after leaving university and building a career, rediscovers his favorite professor, Morrie, in the final months of the older man’s life. Every Tuesday, the former student then visits the dying teacher to learn another lesson about life from this man who has lived so richly and completely. A real-life account, the lessons Morrie offers during these moving Tuesday sessions include: how to avoid a life of regret, the value of family, the importance of forgiveness and the meaning of death, where he makes the powerful remark, “Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”
This beautiful little book will remind you of the importance of counting your blessings daily and having the wisdom to honor life’s simplest pleasures no matter how busy your life becomes.
If you want to leave a legacies to your children, leave the library of books that have inspired and touched you. And Tuesdays with Morrie should be one that will sit out in front.