How Did Morrie Teach Tuesdays With Morrie Essay

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Tuesdays with Morrie “Mitch I’m going to die and sooner not later” (Albom 62). Morrie Schwartz from Tuesdays with Morrie had ALS or better known as Lou Gehrig's disease is dying and with his the limited amount of time he had left in his life. He chose that he was working to help people and give them wise words. Morrie teaches people to live life through having forgiveness in there lives,not putting very high value in wealth and living with no regrets.
The first lesson that Morries teaching in this on how people must have room in there heart for forgiveness.When he was speaking to Mitch he was telling him of his friend that he would not forgive when his wife was in a serious surgery. The friend appeared not ask if she was ok and he went
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Morrie is not about money even when he got it he kept everything the same never getting the newest and best things he can. According to Morrie “We put our values in the wrong things. And it leads to very disillusioned lives…” (Albom 124). When people would put value in things they put it in the wrong things and a lot of people do that with money and getting things that will not make one's life better. I concur with Morrie when I'm with family they would go and ask me again and again what job do I want. I would tell them i don’t know so they tell me to get a good job that makes me a lot of money and it gets to the point to where I don’t want to talk to them. But my dad would always tell me to go into jobs with a lot of money and one day I told him I don’t want a job just for the money and he told me that if someone tells one another that one don’t need money to be happy he’s lying and told me that if tell him a job he doesn't like he will tell me he's not paying for college for that. So I hate him for that I want to show him that i can chose a job I like and be happy to show him …show more content…
Morrie’s feeling on regrets are that people in this new society is that people are told to not think about regrets till they are about to die.Morrie says “The culture doesn't encourage you to think about such things until you're about to die. We're so wrapped up with egotistical things”(Albom I agree with Morrie on how people don’t think about thing. It makes people go and get things that will boost their ego. When it came to regrets I agree with Morrie I don’t think about things till they long pass. I’m so wrapped up in getting thing that supports my ego like getting the newest phone or the one time i would go and beg my dad to go and get me a new set of wireless headphone that everyone was talking

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