Tuesdays With Morrie

How have Morrie's life experiences shaped his attitude toward death?

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Throughout his illness, Morrie displays a very positive mental attitude. He does not feel sorry for himself because his body is slowly deteriorating. He looks at the positives in his life and the things he is still able to do. His positive attitude inspires Mitch and others in the story.

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Morrie believes love is everything, that having children gives you the honor of taking care of another life, and that in getting older, you in turn are once again cared for. Relationships, marriage, respect are all intertwined, compromise and acceptance are essential, and learning how to die, teaches one to live.


“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're 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.”


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