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 ★A Teacher- Tuesdays's With Morrie (see movie links-thread to be revised soon)

 thread is being revised/thanks for patience

revising intro post because of broken links I find myself revisiting for reinforcement for what is truly important in life. It’s a movie/book[thread formerly entitled meaningful]

 

 

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Morrie Schwarts Lessons On Living -With Ted Koppel

“Life has meaning only if you do what is meaningful to you.” —Alan Cohen

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“ . . . the big things—how we think, what we value—those you must choose yourself. You can’t let anyone—or any society—determine those for you.”(p. 155)Tuesdays's With Morrie

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★A Teacher- Tuesdays's With Morrie

thought sharing and/or discussing would be a mindful thing in our community with a movie with so many lessons.

Morrie’s philosophies make battling life’s difficulties seem natural and acceptable… often a privilege and a treasured responsibility to lovingly embrace. To Morrie, acceptance of reality, and on occasion the detachment process – (to best live in reality)… allows everyone the peace to live well in the moment enabling a more full life.

Thread is going through a bit of revision. Thanks for your patience(: Tuesday’s With Morrie was mandatory reading…in a university program of mine. I can truly see why. Many of the ideas Morrieook/true story I believe is worth seeing it more than once as a refresher(:

  • After reading the book(or now watching the movie) one knows no one gets out of here alive, and how accepting that known fact… it becomes quite clear… we eventually experience what our hearts yearn for… and become a catalyst for helping others with their journey; embracing it and becoming empowered by the experience. If after reading this book, if one had not been exposed to older –adults, they would aspire to become one. by selfcare˚

my words when taking a class which made this book required reading by "selfcare"

Morrie was stricken with ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; a progressively debilitating, fatal, neuromuscular disease. Morrie felt getting old was not so bad, because with age, as we get closer to our demise, understanding life on life’s terms was going to bring about the beautiful journey of emotional and spiritual resilience. Giving up false expectations and living by inner values, instead of a screaming culture, as long as he did not hurt anyone was the rule. Creating his own values to live by, instead of what the culture dictates selfcare

Progressively, through the years within our culture; being like ‘a Morrie’, sharing who we are, being true to ourselves and caring about our neighbor for the sake of it, has almost become taboo. This behavior, personality, and stance Morrie took made him appear prophet-like. What has happened to our culture, that the expression of love has become so foreign?
The peace and love movement in the 60’s and the 70’s, amidst the social revolution were confusing and exciting times. Morrie looked at that time for his students as a time of floundering, and helped them connect with others, and accept themselves.

With regard to my own life experience, it was a conglomerate of factors that helped me fully relate to the ‘essence of Morrie’ and the story-line of this book. I had the most amazing parents. They reminded me regularly that success was not in your wallet, it was in your heart.

 

 

 

 

 

synopsis from internet …..synopsis
Detroit Free Press sports columnist Mitch Albom (Hank Azaria) has found success and popularity in his occupation, but emotionally and spiritually he is bankrupt. While watching television one night, he comes across an episode of the news showNightline and learns that his former university professor Morrie Schwartz (Jack Lemmon) is battling A.L.S. — better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. At first, Mitch is reluctant to pay his former mentor a visit, since, at his graduation ceremony, Mitch promised to remain in contact with Morrie but failed to make good on that promise. Mitch eventually overcomes his uneasiness and, to his surprise, finds a very warm welcome from Morrie. The two begin to discuss the issues of happiness, life, and death, and they soon begin to meet on a weekly basis as Mitch reassumes the role of Morrie’s student

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Meaningful- Tuesdays’s With Morrie

I posted a movie last night Tuesday’s With Morriea true in real life story.

I first posted 1 clip on movies thread (movies that changed your life ) . I was in the midst of other things…and the movie played in the background…And then I said… what the heck…I’ll add one more piece…and watched/listened to that. And then I started to remember just how powerful of a book this was for me when I read it for a university program I was attending…& I ended up posting the whole movie there…I deleted my enthusiasm and saved it for a thread of its own;hence a thread was born(:

  • ** [thread includes entire movie: Tuesday’s With Morrie , book reviews, and a peak at the essence of the book]
  • ** [goal of thread-share sentiments/open thread for discussion/reintroduce the value of the book’s lessons and the spirit of which it was written]

Morrie’s philosophies make battling life’s difficulties simply part of the earthly experience that every individual should be privileged, and the responsibility to embrace. To Morrie, acceptance of reality, and on occasion the detachment process – to best live in reality, allows all of us the peace to live well in the moment, and have a more full life with yourself, and every individual you meet. After reading this, one knows no one gets out of here alive, and how accepting that known fact, it becomes clear, we eventually experience what our hearts yearn for and become a catalyst for helping others with their journey; embrace it and become empowered by the experience. If a reader had not been exposed to older –adults, they would aspire to become one. selfcare

…. was such a powerful book/movie for me …had difficulty only posting 1 clip of the movie…so here’s all 89 minutes of it(:“ 1/11 Tuesday’s With Morrie [1999] 

 

 

 

 

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      an excerpt from the book Tuesday’s With Morrie
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      synopsis from internet …..synopsis
      Detroit Free Press sports columnist Mitch Albom (Hank Azaria) has found success and popularity in his occupation, but emotionally and spiritually he is bankrupt. While watching television one night, he comes across an episode of the news showNightline and learns that his former university professor Morrie Schwartz (Jack Lemmon) is battling A.L.S. — better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. At first, Mitch is reluctant to pay his former mentor a visit, since, at his graduation ceremony, Mitch promised to remain in contact with Morrie but failed to make good on that promise. Mitch eventually overcomes his uneasiness and, to his surprise, finds a very warm welcome from Morrie. The two begin to discuss the issues of happiness, life, and death, and they soon begin to meet on a weekly basis as Mitch reassumes the role of Morrie’s student
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on marriage
“…there are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don’t respect the other person, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don’t know how to compromise, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can’t talk openly about what goes on between you, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don’t have a common set of values in life, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike.” Tuesdays With Morrie (p.149)

“There is no formula to relationships. They have to be negotiated in loving ways, with room for both parties, what they want and what they need, what they can do and what their life is like.” Tuesdays With Morrie

“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. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails.” Tuesdays With Morrie

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on culture

“The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.” (p.42)

  •  [Page 174] “As long as we can love each other, and remember the feeling of love we had, we can die without ever really going away. All the love you have created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on-in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here.” “Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
  •  If anyone has the time…I’d be interested to hear what you think/feel…if you rewatch it or watch it for the first time. The movie isn’t very long [89 minutes] I highly recommend buying the book…you will read it quickly… [but will probably feel like reading it slower to digest great lessons] ….it’s a short book & thoroughly inspirational. Actually if you haven’t read the book …I don’t want to say too much…No one did for me…and the spark continues on in my spirit & my thoughts.
  •  …a line in my reaction to this book when I first became exposed to the material : The anonymous quote, “[r]emember there is one thing better than making a living –is making a life”, (Pagels, [Ed.].2000), depicts the message Morrie was delivering to his student ,Mitch, pertaining to building a personal subculture in our harried materialistic society.~something I had written in a school-setting…~AGoodLife˚~~
    Product Details
    Paperback: 192 pages
    ISBN-10: 076790592X
    ISBN-13: 978-0767905923
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    Quotes from Tuesday’s With Morrie on Love & Life:

On Most Important Thing in Life:

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” (p.52)

“…if you’re trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down on you anyhow. And if you’re trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone.” (p.127)

“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. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning”. Morrie Schwartz, in “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom

“Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to something else. Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn’t. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted.”“A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. And most of us live somewhere in the middle.” “A wrestling match. Yes you could describe life that way.” “Which side wins?” “Love wins. Love always wins.” Morrie Schwartz

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. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails.” Morrie Schwartz

“You have to find what’s good and true and beautiful in your life as it is now. Looking back makes you competitive. And, age is not a competitive issue.” Morrie Schwartz

“Do the kinds of things that come from the heart. When you do, you won’t be dissatisfied, you won’t be envious, you won’t be longing for somebody else’s things. On the contrary, you’ll be overwhelmed with what comes back.” Morrie Schwartz

“There is no point in keeping vengeance or stubbornness. These things I so regret in my life. Pride. Vanity. Why do we do the things we do?”
pg 167 Morrie Schwartz

“We’ve got a sort of brainwashing going on in our country, Morrie sighed. Do you know how they brainwash people? They repeat something over and over. And that’s what we do in this country. Owning things is good. More money is good. More property is good. More commercialism is good. More is good. More is good. We repeat it—and have it repeated to us—over and over until nobody bothers to even think otherwise. The average person is so fogged up by all of this, he has no perspective on what’s really important anymore.

Wherever I went in my life, I met people wanting to gobble up something new. Gobble up a new car. Gobble up a new piece of property. Gobble up the latest toy. And then they wanted to tell you about it. ‘Guess what I got? Guess what I got?’

You know how I interpreted that? These were people so hungry for love that they were accepting substitutes. They were embracing material things and expecting a sort of hug back. But it never works. You can’t substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship.

Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness. I can tell you, as I’m sitting here dying, when you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feeling you’re looking for, no matter how much of them you have.”
― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

“Make peace. You need to make peace with yourself and everyone around you.” Morrie Schwartz

“As long as we can love each other, and remember the feeling of love we had, we can die without ever really going away.”“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” Morrie Schwartz
a few book reviews:
“A beautifully written book of great clarity and wisdom that lovingly captures the simplicity beyond life’s complexities.” —M. Scott Peck, M.D., author of The Road Less Traveled
“A wonderful book, a story of the heart told by a writer with soul.“—The Los Angeles Times
“Mitch Albom’s book is a gift to mankind.“—Philadelphia Inquirer

 

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

I LOVED THE MOVIE.THE ACTING WAS VERY GOOD,AND I,M SURE JACK LEMMON WON AN ACADEMY AWARD FOR HIS PERFORMANCE AS MORRIE.BEFORE WATCHING THIS FILM I THOUGHT ALL THE BEST MOVIES WERE MADE PRIOR TO 1980.AFTER SEEING THIS FILM,I HAD TO RETHINK THAT,AND MAKE AN EXCEPTION.I DON,T GAMBLE,BUT MY HUNCH IS THIS MOVIE WON SOME OSCARS.
THIS IS COOL

Ok, I’m hooked. I’m gonna rent it next time I get a movie.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary

ROBERT DENIRO AFI AWARD
One of my favorite actors:known for his method acting:
Method acting is when you prepare for the audition by actually living like the character for a while.
Example:He in fact drove a new York city cab for a few weeks before
playing Travis in the 1973 movie Taxi Driver.

Deniro was also impressive in the comedy Analyze This

 

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

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