Tuesdays With Morrie Research Paper

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Tuesdays with Morrie
Mitch Albom, a best selling author of Tuesdays with Morrie once said, “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.” In the book Tuesdays with Morrie an old, free spirited college professor diagnosed with ALS, rekindles his relationship with a student from his past; all the while teaching each other, and the world, how to enjoy the important parts of life and death. Consequently, the theme of Tuesdays with Morrie is “Devote yourself to what gives your life meaning.”
Accepting death is an onerous and painful process on its own, but to accept one's own death is an entirely different type of agony. Yet as Mitch and Morrie teach their readers, death is not a reason to succumb to society's expectations and let go of what gives life meaning. After Morrie discovered the disease that
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Not only was Morrie amiable until his last moments, he had a lasting effect on people, one that echoed with wisdom and accomplishment in every whispering thought his visitors had of him. While happiness and meaningfulness are commonly associated, recent research proves just how diametrically opposed they are. “Research by the two of us shows that the happy life and the meaningful life differ — and that the surest path to true happiness lies in chasing not just happiness but also a meaningful life”(Smith). After suffering the death of his mother and growing up with an increasingly distant father, one could say Morrie had a difficult childhood. But as Morrie grew up and moved on, he did not begin his journey with the goal of “happiness” He began with the goal to make something worthwhile out of the life he had been gifted, and only through his difficult journey was Morrie truly able to find pleasure in his
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