Tuesdays With Morrie

Give one example of the way that Mitch contrasts the "real world" (i.e horrible news stories) with morries world (I.e compassion)

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Well, for one thing, the culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We're teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. Create your own. Most people can't do it. They're more unhappy than me - even in my current condition

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Our culture teaches many things that do not make people feel good about themselves. Images in the media can harm one's self image, for example. However, when it is in our culture, we believe it to be true. This can lead to unhappiness with one's self, as Morrie says here. He is dying, yet he is happier than most other people are.



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 in 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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This is another piece of advice Morrie gives to Mitch. He notices that people are just walking through life, not taking the time to notice the little things. They chase bigger things such as money or maybe fame. He says that in order to find meaning and joy in your life, you need to love others, be a positive part of your community, and be something bigger than yourself.