Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

tuesdaysA true story of a dying professor who shares his wisdom with the author. Very inspiring and thought-provoking stuff on life, death, family, money, emotions, love and more. Here’s an excerpt from the Tuesday they talk about money:

“We’ve got a form of brainwashing going on in our country. Do you know how they brainwash people? They repeat something over and over. Owning things is good. More money is good. More property is good. More is good. More is good. We repeat it – and have it repeated to us – over and over until nobody bothers to even think otherwise. The average person is so fogged up by all this, he has no perspective on what’s really important anymore.

“Wherever I went in my life, I met people wanting to gobble up something new. Gobble up a new car. Gobble up a new piece of property. Gobble up the latest toy. And they wanted to tell you about it. ‘Guess what I got? Guess what I got?’ These were people so hungry for love that they were accepting substitutes. But it never works. You can’t substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness. I can tell you, as I am sitting here dying, when you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feeling you’re looking for, no matter how much of them you have.”

4 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

  1. Umm i dont read alot, but if you are recommending this so thats got a be something. I will surely try to read this book and will let you know :).

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  2. Hi. Read this ages ago and liked it so much that I bought the book and the movie. One of the few movies that can compete with the book. We’re always being bombarded about the benefits of exercising the body but this book emphasizes the truth that the mind needs exercising too. No matter how emaciated the body is, if the mind is lucid, life is still worth living. Unfortunately for Morrie though, his body gave up before his mind.

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