Monday, January 31, 2011

30 Days of Truth: Day 17

Day 17: A book you've read that changed your views on something.

I wish that this "view" that was changed was something profound like my political or religious views, but in all actuality, the book that changed my views the most was during my senior year when I read Tuesdays with Morrie.

I absolutely loved this book. As I read it, I didn't fully understand the way it would change my views, but now that I have been out of school for five years (eesh), I realize that it has changed my view on how much we should value the elderly generations.

I'm not saying that I treat them like crap, I just think that more people my age should take the time to sit down and speak with them. Speak with them about everything! From the travelling they did, the things they did for fun, their favorite part of being in their 20s, ANYTHING. This is one thing I wish I had done while my great-grandpa Jesse was alive and coherent, but I don't even know if I was old enough to ask him questions like this before he went senile.

If you haven't read Tuesdays with Morrie, I suggest you try to read it as soon as possible. I really need to read it again because it has been too long since I've read it. The book even made me cry (back before I was as big of a sap as I am now)!


  1. My book was Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn.

    Tuesdays with Morrie wasn't bad; Mitch Albom's other book, the Five People You Meet in Heaven got to me.

  2. My boyfriend and I are 20-somethings living in a neighborhood with a lot of older people, retired professors and artists mostly. Since we've been living in this area we've had some of the neatest dialogues and relationships form with older members of the community. I wish that people would reach out a bit more outside their circles or "comfort zones" and discover this!
    I love your blog, I'm so happy to have found it and follow you!

  3. I read this book and loved it, too. So simple, but so powerful.


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