Morrie was a man of high spirits and positive virtues. My opinion Tuesdays with Morrie grabs a hold of you.
Albom was surprised and saddened to learn that Morrie was dying and quickly got in touch with his old professor. Of course, people can mourn over the death of the person. It goes much beyond teaching a subject to teach how to embrace life with optimism and happiness.
He keeps moving forward. As I read about these visits, I realized that this book was really about how we spend our time. In his words, he is fortunate enough to know he is dying, to take stock of his life as it comes to an end.
It would creep me out, like when that girl saw the fingernails on the wall in Silence of the Lambs. I love to think about the world and everything around us. I was not sure how I would feel about reading someone living with ALS.
I noticed Mitch was yearning to evaluate his life decisions and learning on how to improve upon his current situation although he was able to lead a successful career.