Tension of Opposites

Need a good audiobook to listen to on your commute? Tuesdays with Morrie will remind you to savor, rather than just get through, your day.

I stumbled upon this gem while working at a school in Florida. Tutoring students in a low income area coupled with the humidity, and not owning a vehicle soured my attitude more than a little. Each day, I’d walk the half mile from my apartment to the school. By the time I arrived, my face was all red and sweat soaked my back. Just remembering it makes me want to go take a shower. Anyway. Tuesdays with Morrie is about a sports writer who goes to visit his old professor.

Morrie presents  his former student with some great insights into how to live a happy life. My favorite part is when Morrie explains what he calls the tension of opposites, “Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do another. 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.” What a wise observation 🙂

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