Ok, so isn’t this book on everyone’s to read list? I’ve had it on my bookshelf since high school and never picked it up. It was a really quick read – I read it in one sitting. It was a great book about a professor who comes down with ALS and realizes that he is dieing. He uses his last days to pour into peoples lives, specifically one of his old students, Mitch Albom, the author. They meet every Tuesday and Moorie shares his insights on how to live life. It reminded me a lot of The Last Lecture Here are some of my takeaways:
- Have you found someone to share your heart with?
- “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.”
- “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
- Everybody knows they’re going to die, but nobody believes it.”
- “What she mostly wanted, he learned, was the same thing many people want – someone to notice she was there”
- Why do people always say, “Oh, if I were young again.” You never hear people say, “I wish I were sixty-five”. He smiled. “You know what that reflects? Unsatisfied lives. Unfulfilled lived. Lives that haven’t found meaning. Because if you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more, do more. You can’t wait until sixty-five.”
Final Grade: B Buy it here