Moral Lesson Of Tuesdays With Morrie

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Tuesdays with Morrie In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie did and said many aphorisms that positively affected people. Morrie taught important lessons that changed they way people thought and lived their lives. Morrie touched people and taught them to move past material objects and focus on the important material in life. The objects that one cannot purchase. As Morrie grew up, he learned and experienced things that he shared with others. Morrie was now dying and had many experiences and lessons he has to share. Morrie taught people many things that would positively impacts others lives. Morrie taught that the best things in life are not material objects, but love, friends, family. Morrie taught people that showing emotions is perfectly fine, …show more content…
Morrie’s opinions on death were that many experiences are more important than material objects. None of those material objects will matter when the person is gone. Morrie thinks that in this country material objects are way too important to people. Love and Happiness are what keeps one alive. “These people so hungry for love that they were accepting substitutes. They were embracing material things and expecting a sort of hug back. A substitution for tenderness”(Albom 125). In Morrie’s thoughts people are buying objects that have no sentimental value in substitution for love. But material objects are not love and do not compare to anything close to love. “Money is never a substitution for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness”(Albom 125). Tender is not substitutional. Money and power cannot replace important feelings like tenderness. I think that accepting death is a very difficult concept for people, especially today. Death is the number one fear. Accepting death one may realize the important aspects in life. A human being cannot replace the important values in life for materialistic objects. When somebody is dying they are not going to be thinking “I should have bought that new phone”, they will be thinking “I should have spent Christmas with my family.” In the end material objects do not have sentimental value but the memories made, places seen, and time spent with loved ones. In my life and many others in this generation, take family and feelings for granted. With the media I feel like people spend more time on their devices than with their family. This aphorism from Tuesdays with Morrie has affected me because it determines me to make the most out of my life, and focus on the things that will matter when i am passing

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