Life For Granted In Mitch Albom's Tuesdays With Morrie

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Morrie’s Life Lessons
Work, that is one thing that there is no shortage of in Tuesdays with Morrie. In the novel, Tuesdays with Morrie, one recurring theme is learning to live each day to its fullest. Mitch Albom, the narrator, chooses his career over his social life. He often takes things for granted, like Morrie did back in the day. Morrie wants to fix that for Mitch so he doesn’t do the same because he learned how not to take life for granted: “We think we don 't deserve love, we think if we let it in we 'll become too soft” (Albom, 1997). Love is something that Mitch takes for granted. He has this beautiful girlfriend, but he is too wrapped up in his career to pay any attention to her. Morrie discusses the importance of learning not to take life for granted throughout the book Tuesdays with Morrie. Throughout the book, Morrie talks about how some mornings he will stay in bed crying, and how he …show more content…

By talking to Morrie, Mitch learned how not to take life for granted. Morrie feels it’s important for Mitch to learn because he feels Mitch is wasting his life and taking it for granted. This talk changed Mitch’s outlook on life because he was completely neglecting the people in his life and with Morrie’s help that changed dramatically. If it wasn’t for Morrie’s help Mitch would still be living his boring life and Morrie made him think about the choices he has been making and made him change his perspective. Morrie taught a lot of important things that helped changed Mitch’s life, but now Mitch knows never to take life for granted now. Some of those important things include getting Mitch out of his comfort zone, living every day as if it were your last, remembering to spend quality time with the family, paying attention to the person you talk to, and to forgive others, as well as yourself. These are now some life lessons that Mitch will be able to use in the fortune and for the rest of his and it’s all thanks to Morrie and that tv show that brought them back

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