Recently, I finished reading a book called as ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’.
It is a sweet story about an old professor who suffers from ALS (Amiotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
The professor taught Sociology at a university, he had a student called as Mitch who asked him many questions. Years after Mitch had graduated from college he sees that Morrie was interviewed by a famous talk show, he decides that he wanted to meet his old professor and ask him all the questions that had haunted over the years.
Mitch then learns that Morrie was suffering from ALS, and that he had only some months to live. So Mitch decides that he wanted to ask all the questions before Morrie died. Mitch tries to fit his schedule to meet Morrie, and for Mitch’s convenience Morrie and Mitch meet every Tuesday. Morrie tells Mitch that people should not be afraid to die, instead their last breath should be peaceful and calm.
With the help of Morrie’s philosophical and logical intelligence Mitch asks Morrie questions about ‘The World, Feeling sorry for yourself, Regrets, Death, Family, Emotions, Fear of Aging, Money, Marriage, Culture, Forgiveness and The Perfect Day.
At last Morrie dies in peace… Just the way he wanted.