Life is a category. from the twenty-four hours we came to the twenty-four hours we leave. In this category. we learn to larn. larn to populate. larn to accept relationships. learn to confront decease. and larn to accommodate to this long and fancy journey of life.
Since our childhood. we invariably wonder what our hereafters will be. Our future life manner. future calling. the coming impairment of our organic structure maps and even decease. are all in fuzz that whenever we think of them. we will be occupied by fright. Sometimes. we can non assist but inquire: what is the feeling of decease? Where will we travel after we die? It is ever hard for us to be easy with decease because we fear it. Therefore. we rush to work hard to acquire what we desire within the short span of life. However. it is a hapless fact that we are sometimes blinded and lose what we truly necessitate when prosecuting what we “desire” . Even worse. we will non recognize it until we are about to decease. Tuesday with Morrie can assist us recognize it before manus.
My Brush with Tuesday with Morrie
I am truly thankful for this class and Miss Yang. Thank you for giving me a opportunity to read Tuesday with Morrie. a book that enlightened me in understanding the significance of life. I am the same sort of people as Mitch Albom. who is ever occupied by work and trim no clip in other parts of life. When I was reading this book on every Thursday. I put myself in Mitch’s place.
The Abstract of the Story
Tuesday with Morrie tells a existent narrative about an old professor. Morrie Schwartz. who had been bit by bit paralyzed by ALS and was about to decease. His pupil. Mitch Albom. accidently saw his professor being interviewed in the telecasting. Shocked by the approaching decease of his beloved professor. Mitch went to run into Morrie in order to hold on some clip to state adieu to the professor who inspired him during college. During the last three months. no affair how busy Mitch was. he would went to see Morrie on Tuesdays to go to Morrie’s lessons about the significances of life. They talked a batch runing from decease. love. matrimony to civilization etc. Inspired by the lesson. Mitch realized that love midget all the celebrity and luck. Fortunately. he successfully saved a cherished relationship.
Three Kinds of Attitudes towards Life
Life is the same procedure for everyone which stars from birth. populating to decease. However. everyone has his ain peculiar apprehension of life. In my sentiment. most of the attitudes towards life can be divided into three chief classs. Those who have humdrum and dull lives conceive life as a procedure of birth. feeding. imbibing. sleeping. acquiring married. turning old and eventually traveling to the Eden. which is seemingly nonmeaningful. The 2nd type positions life as a trade. Their subject of life is what they can obtain from life.
Their self-generated reaction to any new experience is bound to be: what it worth to me? In the universe built on this sort of attitude. felicity turns out to be a competition. Most people in the modern universe are populating with this life manner where competition and efficiency midget everything. The 3rd sort of attitude expresses a subject: what I can convey into life. Their aim is to convey others felicity. which finally will convey felicity to themselves. I admit that I am in the 2nd class. Tuesday with Morrie taught me how to travel into the 3rd.
Care for What You Own at the Present.
In Tuesday with Morrie. Professor urged us to retrieve a doctrine: “If you’re ever combating against acquiring older. you’re ever traveling to be unhappy. because it will go on anyhow. ” Since we can non reject it. why don’t we merely disregard it and care for what we have right now? We should bask every phase of our lives. When we are childs. we should bask playing and being an guiltless child. When we are grownups. we should bask working hard. giving out. encompassing love and being an enthusiastic grownup. When we are old. we should bask the peace of life and being an experienced yet unagitated old adult male or adult female. Equally long as we accept who we are right now and larn to bask it. every phase is meaningful and fantastic for us. Many of us skip other procedures lying in the center but merely see the really terminal of life and hence first-come-first-serve every twenty-four hours to seek to obtain more. more and more. This is non populating.
Recognize What We Need
In the modern universe. there are countless people like Mitch. who was ever occupied by his work. by his pursuing of celebrity and luck. Though I am still a pupil. I have already been trapped in this sort of life manner. excessively. Due to the countless prep and researches. I hardly have clip to hold merriment with friends or attention for my households. I can obtain all I desire but I seldom experience rather happy. I was confused and could non happen a manner out. Morrie helped me. He said that when you learn how to decease. you learn how to populate. Death is a wake-up call for all of us. When faced with decease. all the luck and celebrity. those we desire and battle for in our whole life. go useless. There was an experiment carried out among pupils. They were given five materials. including a box of lucifers. a Channel aroma. an LV bag. a Benz auto and a large house. Everyone was given a few million dollars and they could purchase whatever they want. The consequence shows no 1 of all time chose to purchase the lucifers.
However. when the professor assumed that the pupils were in a abandoned island. all the pupils bought the lucifers. It is evidently that. compared with a box of lucifers. those luxuries are of no usage in the abandoned island. Matchs can get down fire to warm. to cook and to do signals. That was what they need. Nowadays. people are difficult to be satisfied because they are ever prosecuting things much more than they really need. If we can larn lessons from Morrie’s decease or the students’ realisation in the experiment. we can calculate out how much we have already owned and all of a sudden we can acquire off from the depression of the changeless battle for more and get down to bask populating itself.
It is a commiseration that the modern universe encourages the 2nd type of life manner I mentioned supra. A set form designed by the society forces us to fight for colleges. tests. publicities. money. matrimonies. houses and autos etc. It seems every one takes it for granted and has been accustomed to it. We lost our judgement. Morrie. as a adult male deceasing shortly. told us that wealth could non purchase felicity and contentment. Life should non hold been that difficult.
My Changes after Reading the Book
When Morrie asked Mitch to drop by every Tuesday. Mitch hesitated and said he might non be able to because he was so busy. However. he made it. After reading Morrie’s 14 lessons on the significance of life. I decided to larn from both Morrie and Mitch. I have to abandon my forever alibi: I am so occupied and I have no clip. I started naming my parents and my sister on a regular basis and on occasion went out with friends. every bit good as making some charity works. Amazingly. it all of a sudden occurred to me that I am a human. a life homo. Though it is difficult to all of a sudden alter from type two individual to type three. who can populate every bit sagely as Morrie. I am working on it and I am doing advancement.