Reaction Paper for Tuesday with Morrie
Reaction Paper Tuesdays with Morrie is a really nice heartfelt book. If you read the book you will start to look at life a different way. You will become more open and start to realize that life is too short. The book will also make you feel the need to keep the promises you make to others. It made me look back on life and realize that the promises I’ve made to people in the past I could’ve kept my word on it. Now that I’ve read the book I’ve vowed to try my best to keep the promises I make because I don’t want to have that feeling that Mitch had when he learned his professor was really ill.
I’ve chosen three quotes that I feel have a great meaning to them. These are quotes that stood out to me the most in the book.
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I feel as if I can speak about these quotes and explain them with ease. All the quotes and the entire book are inspirational and I feel many should reads this book to see how people/elderly people really think and feel. They love having the company of family members and friends being around. I really enjoyed the book and would recommend anyone to read it. I learned a lot from the book itself along with the quotes throughout the book.
It motivates me to want to do more with others before leaving this earth. Knowing that I’m able to do things like that now makes me feel good inside because I don’t want to miss out on a good thing. I also know it would make the other people feel a sense of belonging and it will warm their heart. “If you hold back on the emotions–if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them–you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid. ” This quote to me means that if you’re going through something and you never let out how you feel then it’s going to always be a part of you.
You have to go through the process of letting out how you feel and deal with the coping process. If you don’t let it out then whatever the situation is you will always have fear about it and never grieve properly or get through it. This quote can also go for someone who has lost a loved one. If you continue to bottle up your feelings you will never learn how to detach your emotions and always be afraid that someone is going to leave you and always be scarred by the pain and heartache that come along with it. As you complete the steps in the process of detaching your emotions you learn not to be afraid of holding back anymore.
Losing a loved one is very emotional which cause some to hold back and do not allow themselves to go through the process of expressing their emotions. Later in life they’re afraid of speaking, showing and detaching that part of them. Also I feel this quote means that if you continue to let frustration build up and not discuss the issue at hand then you will forever and always take your anger and frustration out on other people. Allowing yourself to feel the emotions that you’re going through and to let it out is always better than holding it in.
A lot of people are afraid to express or experience emotions which take away from the human society. I feel as if more people should allow themselves to express the emotions and feelings that they encounter because afterwards they will feel a big relief and things will more than likely look up for them. Talking with someone is always better than hiding how you feel and what you feel. “In the beginning of life, when we were infants, we need others to survive, right? And at the end of life, when you get like me, you need others to survive, right?
But here’s the secret: in between, we need others as well. ” This quote states that we need people throughout our entire life. As infants in the beginning of life especially we had no choice but to depend on our caregivers and need them for our protection, love and support. It would be impossible to go on and do for ourselves as infants, adolescents, and young children. Even when we are teenagers we definitely need assistance and guidance to survive. If we didn’t have the love and support of others that we need to survive it would be hard for a lot of us to make it in this world.
Infants and adolescents need guidance to mature and become a better teenager or young adult. When elderly people become ill or terminally ill they also need caregivers and family members to survive otherwise they wouldn’t be able to function properly. Elderly people need assistance because some become prey to other for financial gain and other for security reason. Their thinking skills are not as sharp as when they were younger and their health as well. Infants and elderly need others to survive in similar ways.
Infants and elderly people are fragile and dependent, and lovable all in different ways. They both need someone there for them at all times. Love on each person as if it were they’re last because caring for them and helping them survive on love is the secret to surviving. Toward the end when I get like the elderly I need others to survive and in between I still need others to survive. Once you are created into this world you will always need others to survive and at the end of life others will continue to needs others. We cannot make it in life without depending on others to survive. We… need to forgive ourselves… For all the things we didn’t do. All the things we should have done. You can’t get stuck on the regrets of what should have happened. ” This is a really potent quote to me. This quote speaks volume to me, it means that we should not regret doing things we didn’t do in life. A person should not put pressure on themselves for not completing things in life they want to accomplish or places they want to go. Some people feel that regrets means being a failure but life offers different turns in which life can change at any moment.
Your life is too precious to be filled with regrets. If is too short to feel bad for yourself and not be happy for the things you’ve accomplished. What you’ve accomplished someone else hasn’t and they’re trying to so be thankful for what you have done. No one should consider themselves a failure because they believe they didn’t complete the things they should have done. One can plan things and life will take you in another direction. We can forgive ourselves or later in life we can always do the things we wanted to do and should have done with no regrets.
If people will have regrets for not accomplishing things in life then some things shouldn’t be planned. We should never feel guilty about the things in life we’ve done or hadn’t. God had us to go through the trials and tribulations to make us a better individual. He has us not going through certain things for a reason also, maybe it wasn’t meant for us to do that wasn’t his plan for us. So we should never hold any regrets in our life because God has us doing things and not doing things due to his timing and planning.