In our lives, we have one mentor who is there with us for life. No matter what stage of life you are in or what life throws at you, that person is a go-to person for you. You feel the comfort in sharing, and you know they will guide you right. If not guidance, their empathetic listening to your problems is medicinal enough. Their empathy, their good intentions for you, their presence, and their spirit is what you crave for. I too have such a person in my life. She is still in touch with me even after I passed out from my school more than a decade back. She was my biology teacher then and a mentor for life and forever. I only feel blessed when I talk to her about anything and everything under the sun.
Talking about teachers and mentors, the book “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom talks about the same mentor-disciple relationship which does not confine itself with academic studies and the duration they are in touch with during the college days but goes on till the last breath of the mentor, Morrie who gives life lessons to his favourite student which he later pens down in the form of this book. The story revolves around Mitch, who was very close to his teacher, Morrie Schwartz during his college days but somehow lost touch after his graduation. However, he gets in touch with his teacher again but unfortunately those were the final days of his teacher’s life. Nevertheless, Morrie gifts his student some valuable lessons for life which he treasures. I would not get more into the detail as it would spill the beans.
Having said that, I strongly recommend this book to all my readers of all age groups. If there is just one book you want to read in your entire life, let that be this book. That is how immensely moved I am. Please do not delay and grab a copy for yourself for this short but life-changing book.