Sunday, October 08, 2006

Tuesdays With Morrie

What will you do when u face death? Cry and complain about why ur life turns out to be like that? Go around looking so damn sad n depressed? Isn't death a part of life? Death is as natural as life. It's part of the deal we made.

"Death ends a life, not a relationship" Well said by Professor Morrie. "Tuesdays with Morrie" is a really life-inspiring book and keeps people thinking about the possibilities.

Do we want to live our last days frowning and complaining or do we want to enjoy our last days on earth, fulfilling our last dreams and helping others make their lives much better?

Often a times, we rush through our daily lives without stopping to think - Why are we doing this? We work to earn a living, to satisfy our material needs. But of course, we can't just stay at home and watch money fall from sky! But did we ever slow down our pace to look around us and think? Often times, it is only when we face death or iminent danger that we start to think 'What could have been?' or 'If only...'

Often times, we only treasure things when we lose them. So why not take things into ur own hands now? Instead of regretting, why not just approach someone to apologise now than wait till it's too late? Or tell someone how much they matter before you never have the chance? Why do people only pour out their sorrows when the person in point is gone? Like in funerals, why not tell the dead all those wonderful things before they pass away? It would have mattered much more to them at that point rather than talking to a dead corpse 'cos they would not be able to hear u! "living funerals" concept by Professor Morrie is a really good idea.

Just like now, a cancer patient has decided to share his last few days with the world. To share his last few moments with the world. Why do this, why show the world ur suffering? But to him, it is on a different level of meaning. He wants to teach the world that cancer is not the end of everything. Death is not the end of everything. He hopes to teach the world about cancer with the video. While alot of us shut ourselves out when we find out we have terminal illnesses, there is a group of people who face it proudly and openly. So why not learn from them.

Learn to forgive and forget. Hatred will only make us worse off. It takes so much more muscles to frown then to laugh, meaning you get more wrinkles if u frown. Learn to live a life.

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