In Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie, is flipping through his TV stations one night and he heard these words come from his TV set, "Who is Morrie Schwartz?" And Mitch went numb. Mitch found out through the TV show Nightline that his life long friend and teacher is dying and Mitch knows that he has to go and see him. .
Mitch goes to see his old college professor and what starts out as a one-day meeting turns into a four-month mini class. The class takes place in Morrie's house in Newton, Mass. There are no books or any other students, just Mitch and Morrie. Through this class Morrie teaches Mitch the lessons of life; lessons like death, fear, aging, greed, marriage, family, society, forgiveness, and a meaningful life. As Morrie's conditions worsen, Mitch's condition is getting better. Mitch is becoming a better person. Finally Morrie's life comes to an end, and Mitch graduates from Morrie's class.
"I felt the seeds of death inside his shriveling frame, and as I laid him in his chair, adjusting his head on the pillow, I had the coldest realization that our time was running out." That is what Mitch said as he lifted his old college teacher from his wheelchair to his recliner. Morrie Schwartz is dying from a bad disease. As the book goes on, Morrie reaches out to people who want to talk and he teaches them about the real lessons of life, while he is lying on his deathbed. .
Tuesdays With Morrie is an excellent book because Morrie teaches Mitch lessons about marriage, greed, and family that people can learn from. "Love each other or perish". This quote sums up all of Morrie's views and beliefs on the topic of marriage and love. I feel that young adults can learn a very big lesson from this short quote. Love and marriage are very important because we all need someone to love and to love back, if we don't we are going to live a very lonely and unhappy life. .
Another thing that Morrie talks to Mitch about that I feel people can learn from is greed, and how we as people put our values in the wrong things.