Saturday, June 30, 2007
Tuesdays With Morrie
- "You know what that reflects? Unsatisfied lives. Unfulfilled lives. Lives that haven't found meaning. Because if you’ve find meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward."
- "When you learn how to die, you learn how to live."
Tuesdays with Morrie is a very interesting movie. It was based on best seller book. It inspire the viewers to think about life. Albom uses verbal inflection in exactly the right places to evoke humor, empathy and emotion.
One of the main character in the movie is Mitch Albom, the author of the novel, a successful sports writer who wrote about famous athletes and worked for newspaper and freelanced for magazines.But despite of his good career, he was struggling to define dissatisfaction with his own life and career. He buried his self in accomplishments, because with accomplishments, he believed he could control things. “ According to Morrie “ You can’t substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship. So Albom searching for the answer in his question: “ What happened to me?” through the help of his old professor, Morrie Schwartz. An old and wise man, former sociology professor at brandeis university who diagnosed of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS), a brutal, unforgiving illness of the neurological system. There is no cure. Morrie knows he is going to die in about two years. Morrie allowed himself a time to feel self-pity, fear and anger. He fully experienced those emotions so that he could know the feeling and move on. If we accept the truth, we are free to choose our response to them.
Morrie share his views on life, death, happiness, money, marriage, family, and other such issues. Morrie doesn’t believe that dying is something to be ashamed of, so he reaches out to people and shares his experiences, treasuring the time he has left to connect with people and to say goodbyes. I think the predominant conflict in the movie is why people afraid in death. Not many people take death into consideration and ignore it throughout their lives. Death is a very hard concept to accept and very hard to understand. Ignoring death doesn’t make it go away, nut instead cuts off an opportunity to treasure our own lives and the lives of others. By denying death, we make it harder for people to accept their mortality, and we miss the opportunity to allay other’s fears about what will happen to loved ones after they’re gone.
According to Morrie “ 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."