Examples Of Humility In Tuesdays With Morrie

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Tuesdays With Morrie is a memoir written by Mitch Albom in honor of his favorite professor, Morrie Schwartz. Morrie Schwartz was something out of the ordinary. He never cared for climbing social ranks or becoming the richest man on Earth. Even so, he had been living for the same goal as everyone else around him: happiness. While everyone else sought after happiness through a bigger house or a new Ferrari, Morrie sought after warmth. He was a person deeply connected with the people around him and he was always an attentive listener, but never once did he put himself before others. Morrie’s humility is expressed in many ways throughout Tuesdays With Morrie, mainly through his perception of the world after his diagnosis, the way that he did not …show more content…
Anyone else would have been wailing about losing their existence and foothold in this world, but not Morrie. He was able to accept that death comes for everybody and that it was his time to go. He thought that he should not place himself in a higher regard just because nature had decided that the sand in his hourglass was almost completely at the bottom. He was just another person subjected to nature’s laws. Rather than wasting the precious time he had left weeping, he decided to reach the people in his community the best that he could. He lent an ear to whoever needed it, as he always had. It was his strong suit. Never once did he grieve about his predicament in front of the people who came to pay him a sort of last visit. He was a mentor to whoever needed it or asked for it, but at no time did he act as if he held all the secrets of the universe. He taught to the best of his ability to help others in whatever way he could. If he had been more self-important, he would not have spent his time listening because he would have wanted to have peace in his final days and he would have thought that the problems of other people were not as big as his. Instead, Morrie saw how no life was worth more than another and provided comfort to those who sought after …show more content…
When Mitch visited him after many years, he decided to reach into his heart because he knew that the path he was walking through would not lead him to a very happy ending. Mitch had been one of the high and mighty industrial men who thought that happiness came from material things, but Morrie thought otherwise. He gave Mitch all the knowledge of life that he had in order to attempt to steer him the right way. This may be taken to be a little arrogant, as Morrie is saying that his way of thinking is better than Mitch’s, but Morrie always left the final decision to Mitch. Mitch did not know what was missing in his life, but Morrie helped fill the hole in his heart in their final project together. If it had not been for Morrie’s humility providing him a different outlook on life, Mitch might have died holding his bleak

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