Aging In Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie

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Death is something everyone fears, everyone ignores the topic until the time comes. Although, when the time does come, everyone feels as if they need to mope around and be upset. In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie’s time has come due to ALS, and there’s no ignoring that. With Mitch visiting Morrie each Tuesday, Morrie is able to discuss numerous of topics, such as aging, and dying. In Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie, the feelings of aging and death changes. Aging is a way to express that you’re maturing as Morrie saw it. I personally fear aging because once you get old, you can’t do your daily activities. I’m an athlete, and once I get older, I won’t be able to jump as high to hit the ball, or get as low to dig the ball. While talking to…show more content…
Morrie has also expressed the fact that love is also an important factor of facing death. Before reading Tuesdays with Morrie, I wouldn’t pay attention to this because I thought that once someone is gone, they’re gone. Morrie expresses that love is one of the most powerful healing devices, and can get you through anything. “As long as we can love each other, and remember the feeling of love we had, we can die without ever really going away. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on - in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here” (Albom 174). Morrie believes that if we hold on to love we’ve got from a particular person that once they die, it’s easier to cope with. After reading the book, I believe that although someone’s physical body is gone, you’ll remember the love you’ve gave and recieved which can take you a long way even after they’re not there anymore to…show more content…
Morrie has also taught numerous lessons about detachment. Detachment to Morrie is being able to recgonize a feeling, and being able to remove that feeling from yourself. When it comes to death, I greif for such a long time, which is something Morrie would say to learn to detach from. “Don’t let go too soon, but don’t hang on too long..” (Albom 162). Morrie has explained that overwhelming yourself with certian feelings is unhealthy for your emotional health and it prevents you from being as happy as you can be. After reading this book, I think the feeling of death would be less scary to face, and it would be easier to face because I could detach from the fear. Before reading Tuesdays with Morrie, I was scared to even think of death because it’s scary to think that one day, you’ll die and won’t be able to do what you can now. As Morrie would say, everyone knows they’re going to die, but they avoid it; and after reading this book it’s easier to face the fact that one day it’ll be over. My youth won’t last forever, so I can’t take it for granted. Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie has changed my thoughts on aging and
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