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Learning from Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie.

If anyone hasn't read about this wonderful story about an old dying man,a young man and life's greatest lesson then I would really suggest those people to take some time to read the summary about the novel.Better yet, purchase a copy of the book.I found Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie to be an inspiring story that teaches us to live and love to the fullest everyday.Here are some quotes I found in the novel that changed my perception about life...and death.:

"Love wins. Love always wins." (p.40)

"Love each other or die." (p.163)

"So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning." (p.43)

"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." (p.52)

"You can't substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship." (p.125)

"When you learn how to die, you learn how to live." (p.104)

" is how you stay alive, even after you are gone." (p.133)

My idea here would be for all of us to share what we know about living and dying.I find this idea worth spreading because we all go through life and death.So why not share our knowledge about these things together?Share with me your sagely advice regarding the issue of love,life and death.What you know might inspire someone to live life to the fullest.Thank you.

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    Aug 8 2011: Muhammad - I hold this book close to my heart. It helped me see that working around the clock isn't the best idea and to make more time to be with the people I love. And, to let others love me - a concept I never really understood until reading this book. It also taught me the beauty of living life and death. I often think about how he held a "living funeral" and invited friends and family over to share stories and their love with him vs waiting until he passed away. Brilliant. Meaningful. Love.
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    Aug 9 2011: I actually have your third quotation written on my diary. :)

    I must say, that book is a collection of amazing cliches. But the fact that it was based on a real story, with a real man - Morrie Schwartz - made those cliches come to life. Wonderful insight to life and human capacity....
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      Aug 10 2011: I know that there are countless books out there that teaches the same thing but,I must say that only this one captures my heart.To know that it comes from a true story makes it all the more inspiring!
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  • Aug 6 2011: i just read dis book...i wish i had a teacher like that...i hv read many inspirational books bt dis one really touched my heart .."When you learn how to die, you learn how to live."...
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    Aug 6 2011: Muhammad Aizat, I loved this book and the movie that was made from it. We all need to learn or be reminded of these facts.