Tuesdays With Morrie Theme

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“Accept who you are; and revel in it” (Albom 35).“Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom a tale of sociology is about a student’s late fulfillment of an old promise. Mitch Albom reconnects with his old college professor Morrie after learning about his Lou Gehrig's diagnosement to accomplish one last class; a class about life.Morrie teaches Mitch about life from personal experience and observation. Mitch learns in order to achieve sustainable happiness a person must critically think to identify the recipe of society and have the courage to create something of your own; culture.
America’s culture brainwashes its people by repeating the same thing over and over again until it becomes a second nature.Mitch Albom symbolizes the theme of creating …show more content…

In a broader perspective, America is the biggest spender on self-help and anything to do with finding everlasting happiness yet America is one of the saddest countries.Often in society today people see infomercials selling an image and idea. This image gives hope to some that “you can look like this” or “thinking positively will help you achieve your wildest dreams.” It's a fantasy that plays at people's weaknesses. Self-help has been around for so long it has become a tradition in America. In the article “What people are still willing to pay for” by Forbes magazine it says “Americans spent $11 billion in 2008 on self-improvement books, CDs, seminars, coaching and stress-management programs.” In a nutshell, self-help is the pursuit of happiness, the hungriness for happiness, love and everything else in between. Albom enshrined those ideas in his book and states, “well, for one thing, the culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves.We're teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. Create your own. Most people can't do it” (Albom 11). America’s mass consumption of self help materials implies that happiness and love are severely lacking; a product of an unhealthy culture.Beyond the pages of any book, or article people can find over and over again this idea that our culture doesn't embrace humans imperfections, culture preys on those weaknesses to keep the hunger

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