Tuesdays With Morrie

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“Turn on the faucet. Wash yourself with emotion. It won’t hurt you. It will only help. if you let the fear inside, if you pull it on like a familiar shirt, then you can say ‘All right, its just fear, I dont have to let it control me. I see it for it is.”(Albom 105) Tuesdays with Morrie is about an old man dying of AlS teaching a younger man, Mitch, how to love, forgive, and be grateful. While reading Tuesdays with Morrie, I found many examples of what someone can learn by reading the book. There are many lessons to be learned throughout the entire novel. Morrie teaches us so many ways to become a better person in life. For example, he strongly believes that you should not be scared or ashamed about death. Morrie brings up death many times …show more content…

He talks about how people go through the same exact routine every day, doing the same thing. Society has taught us how they think is the right way and everybody believes it. So people do what they think they have to do. On page 83 of Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie declares “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 are 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.” Society doesn’t only have an effect on everyday life, but it also affects how people see other people. “It’s the same for women not being thin enough, or men not being rich enough. It’s just what our culture would have you believe. Don’t believe it.”(Albom 155) In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie firmly believes that people do not need to be so materialistic. For instance “You don’t need the latest sports car, you don't need the biggest house.”(Albom 126) In life, everyone thinks they need to show off what they have and gloat about how cool they are that they are because they have it. Morrie on the other hand,didn’t think this way. He didn’t need anything extravagant. Morrie said “Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute

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