Forgiveness In Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie

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Today, people do not think too much about forgiveness, that is why many people carry emotional marks from the past that do not let them move forward. In the novel Tuesdays with Morrie written by Mitch Albom, he tells us how professor Morrie teaches him the importance of forgiving others and himself. Also, professor Morrie tells him how important is to leave the past behind, to be able to have peace. Professor Morrie was a senior man who was 78 years old and was diagnosed with a terminal disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). And Mitch was a student who keeps in touch with Morrie after he graduates from college. Forgiving others and yourself is a personal challenge because we do not have to regret for what we did not do; we do not…show more content…
The problem that he has to leave behind was when his friend Norman did not keep in touch when Charlotte has a serious operation. After a few years later “Norman died of cancer, and he never got to forgive him” (Albom 166). When Norman died Morrie realized that he has to forgive his friend and himself. He has to forgive his friend for not calling when Charlotte had the serious operation, and he has to forgive himself for not forgiving his friend when Norman asks for it. It is hard to forgive yourself when the person who tries to apologize is death, even more when that person is your friend. After Morrie tells this to Mitch, Mitch did not understand why he has to forgive himself, if he did not do anything wrong. After this Morrie decides to tell him that “ we need to forgive ourselves for the things we did not do. All the things we should have done” (A.P. 166). When Mitch hears Morrie’s explanation he realized that Morrie was right because he cannot get stuck in the past just because he cannot forgive what he has not done or because the other person hurt

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