How The Book "Tuesdays With Morrie" Changed My Life

How The Book "Tuesdays With Morrie" Changed My Life

Part I: A glimpse of the change.

The book “Tuesdays with Morrie," by Mitch Albom is a book that changed my life. Before reading this book I had no direction and was just going through life, letting moments pass me by. I can honestly say that back then I wasn’t all there. I was angry a lot of the time, never really had much to look forward to and was stuck in a pit. Looking back now I can’t even believe that was me.

I had no direction at all and wasn’t really focused on school or my future. I questioned myself, "What is my purpose in life?" "What am I doing?" "Where do I see myself tomorrow, next year, 10 years from now?" This book taught me how to find my purpose, enjoy the little things in life and not take anything for granted. The main character influenced me greatly. His development really made me think about the direction that my life was going and how things would end for me. Morrie’s struggle with his health had a very jarring effect on me.

Morrie taught me to think positively even in what seems like the most dire of situations. Impending death has a way of changing a person’s mindset and allowing them to take stock of their life until the point of learning that they’ll die soon. It creates an appreciation and I’ve learned from this book not to wait until it’s too late to start appreciating what you have and the true beauty that lies within life and its experiences. Even seemingly simple things like nature and the weather are things to enjoy. I learned that even if I was to focus on my future that life is so much more than just school and that big test that has you stressed out, work, and money which was Mitch’s thought process and sadly is the thought process of many in today’s world. Life is about giving that helping hand and impacting the world and people one day at a time.

To me this book taught me that the meaning of life is to care for others and to learn and improve every single day, to be a better person than I was yesterday. Most people either live in the past or are too worried about the future, taking a minute to live in the present is very important. “Take time to stop and smell the roses” sounds very cliché but is immensely profound. I learned not only to improve myself and my mentality but to improve my interactions with others as well. "Tuesdays with Morrie" taught me the importance of forgiveness and not having to live with regrets of past actions that I could have fixed.

I don’t want to say too much because I might slip and give away some important aspects of the story. This book is most definitely a must read for everyone no matter where you are in your life or in the world. Everyone will take away something different from this narrative but in the end, I can promise that it will help you and you will not end the book being the same person that started it. "Tuesdays with Morrie" is an excellent addition to your collection of books and even if you’re not an avid reader, this book is still worth it. It will keep you involved and make you recall moments of your life. Make every moment of your life count. Live it well and live it freely and ultimately, the choice is up to you.

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

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Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

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25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

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Warcraft 3: Reforged - A legend returns

One of the top 100 games of the century makes a comeback in an epic way.


17 years ago, the legion invaded the realm of Azeroth, forcing the different races of Humans, Orcs, Night elves, and Undead to make the most unlikely of alliances. There were those who fought for the light while the others wished to banish it. Night and day, the furnaces of Lordaeron burnt bright as the loyal dwarves of Khaz Modan hammer away the swords and shields that would aid the fight ahead.

17 years ago, the young orc warchief Thrall foresaw the fate of his people as meteors of green flames crash upon his lands. He saw the upcoming demise of his clanand ordered a mass evacuation towards a new continent where they shall be safe for generations to come. 17 years ago, the night elves felt a corruption within the Tree of Life, causing them to split into opposing factions: one fought in the name of the Goddess, while the other fought in the name of personal hatred. 17 years ago, a legion of undead came upon the shores of Lordaeron, plaguing the land and defiling the life force of the realm. That was the story of Warcraft, one that spanned continents and races only to join them together for a crucial battle of their history.

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Warcraft was a monument to an entire gaming generation, ranked 2nd best game of all time by German games magazine "GameStar." Its fate, however, was ultimately sealed as computing technology became better and overshadowed the old giant. Plus, with the rise of gaming consoles and handheld gaming devices, PC gaming lost its appeal slowly, and games like Starcraft or Warcraft eventually faded into oblivion.

But over on the horizon, Blizzard Entertainment came to the rescue. Following the success of their previous release of Starcraft: Remastered, they decided to come forth with their next great project: remastering Warcraft 3.

Using a new and revamped engine built over the foundations of the old one, they have rebuilt the world we once loved. Adding to that are new, high definition voices and sound effects that they recorded just for this old game. For the blurry characters of old, the team decided to upscale and remodel all present units to give them the 2019 high-def treatment they deserved. For the old user interface (UI), the development team settled on one that resembled the "Starcraft: Remastered" interface, offering more room for players to look at the gorgeous 4K character models. Also, to fit the new continuity from World of Warcraft, Blizzard opted to alter the story by a small margin, showing promising changes to the revived game.

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However, not everyone was hyped when the game was announced. Many gamers expressed disappointment at Blizzard's move of remastering old games instead of developing new ones. Many, feeling uncomfortable at the company's decision, took to the internet and into forums. Some fans expressed concerns over Blizzard's decision to retcon a game they hold dear Some are unhappy with the graphics not being consistent with characters: unit models look too detailed while buildings look cartoonish.

Despite all this, the general population loved the announcement at Blizzcon. As the game slowly reaches its release date of December 31, 2019, the hype can only go up from here. For those of us who can't hold their excitement, here's a video of the crowd's insane reaction to the announcement:

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