Tuesdays with Morrie has been an fantastic watch. During the last few weeks of watching this during my English class and also at home, I have learned many lessons from this movie as well. There are three quotes that appealed to me in many ways.
“The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” This quote from Morrie is a very meaningful one. Although he is dying, he is seeing purpose of life. Life is meant to be filled with happiness, joy, and relationships throughout it. Not sorrow. And Morrie viewed it exactly as is. He knew happiness his entire life. Why be unhappy in the end?
Another quote that appealed to me with another life lesson, is, “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. Let it come in. We think we don't deserve love, we think if we let it in we'll become too soft. But a wise man named Levin said it right. He said, “Love is the only rational act.” Sometimes, we do believe that we don't deserve love. But after the read of this quote, we need to have love in our life. Life without love is meaningless. Meaningless to the point that it reaches our lifelong sorrow, resulting in pain and loss. Morrie showed that love should come in. If we so choose to let it come in, our life will be filled with joy and meaning.
A final quote I felt affected me in some way, is from Morrie as well. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” This one really got to me. I have had several family members that has passed away and were forever gone of this earth. We humans have an instinct of feeling as if that relationship is always gone. It is not. Each person alive is going to die. But, although death is a loss, it is not a loss of a relationship. You could forever have an relationship with one who has passed on. It may seem hard, but I learned that I still have a close relationship with a special person I lost long ago. Although they are gone in person, they are forever in my life still in someway.
This movie has helped me become a better person. And I am blessed I was given the opportunity to watch it as well. The lessons from this movie are incredible. From the range of teaching of happiness, to the point of dealing with death. Love is an important thing in life. And losing someone along with it is even harder. But, by watching this movie, and realizing how Morrie was when he was dying, affected me and my life. This movie, was a great movie.