What can we learn from reading this book?
Tuesdays with Morrie teaches us to try not to be driven in life by material things. There are several very deep quotes in this book that have to do with death and the meaning of life. Morrie is dying and realizes, in the process of dying, that once you accept the fact that you are going to die you can decide what should be important in your life. He helps teach anyone who reads the book that you should devote your life to helping others, loving others, and living life to the fullest. Everyone knows that you cannot have worldly objects after you die, however if they actually accepted and believed this they would devote their lives to more meaningful goals that could enrich other's lives.

Favorite Quotes
"Everyone knows they are going to die, but nobody believes it" - This quote means that obviously everyone knows they are going to die, but if they accepted the fact that they were going to die they would live their lives to be more meaningful than a quest for material items.

"He was intent on proving that the word 'dying' was not synonymous with 'useless'" - This quote means that Morrie was determined to continue to feel useful as he died. Mitch helped him feel useful while weak because he felt useful when he taught and talked to Mitch.

"Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live" - This quote is similar to the first one. It means that once you accept the fact that you will die, you can learn how to live your life to the fullest.

Essential Questions

What do you value most in life?
I think I value material items more than I should. I sometimes think that buying something cool will make me happy and it does for some amount of time however afterwards I just feel guilty for spending money on something I don't need. I do also value friendships but I think I should focus less on money and objects and more on relationships.

Who are the people that influence you the most in your life?
I think that everyone in my life that I see on a regular basis influence my life. My family defiantly influences my life because I see them all the time and I interact with them on a daily basis. My close friends also greatly impact my life because I also interact with them on a daily basis and can pick up things that they do as well as get feedback from them on how I act.

What is life's greatest lesson?
Life's greatest lesson has to be what Morrie said. You just have to learn how to live before you are dying. You have to prioritize your life and decide what in your life makes you feel meaningful so that you feel like you lived your life to the fullest.