Morrie Aphorism Analysis

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1. One of Morrie’s aphorisms says that“ So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning." An interpretation of this quote could be that to have meaning in your life, you have to be loving toward your family and your community. Morrie is saying that if you are doing something that doesn’t appeal to you, you tend to not think about how you are chasing the wrong things. He believes that so many people dedicate their life to meaningless things like being too busy. Mitch was very busy with his writing career and being a sport reporter. He wanted money and many materialistic things. When Mitch sees Morrie, he is told this aphorism. Mitch realizes that he is…show more content…
Another aphorism said by Morrie is “ The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” Morrie talks about how important love is to people. He thinks that many people feel that they don’t deserve love. Because of this, they don’t give out love. I think that if people get affection and love, they learn how to give love to others. People feel really good about themselves when they see that other people care about them. People who have troubles with love have a tough time giving love to others. For example, Morrie’s mother passed away when he was a young child. This meant that his father was the only person left at home. Morrie’s father spent long nights at work and did not show much affection towards Morrie and his brother. But then, Morrie’s father met a woman named Eva, and she made everything better for Morrie. She cared and gave lots of towards Morrie and his brother. Morrie came to realize that caring for others is very important in
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