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Tuesdays With Morrie Essay

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In the movie and book Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom a college professor, who is suffering from a terminal illness, imparts important life lessons to his "pupil" as one of his final acts. Morrie, Mitch's professor, teaches Mitch many life lessons before he dies such as forgiveness, love, not to fear death, not to be afraid of what you do not know, and many other lessons. I believe that Morrie's most important lesson to Mitch was the meaning of life. This lesson is the most important because it gives wisdom on how people chase the wrong things in life, that we need to prioritize the things in our life, and how to treat others.

The meaning of life was the most important lesson that Morrie taught Mitch because it showed Mitch that people chase the wrong things in life. In Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie tells his student "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." (Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom pg. 43) Mitch is a reporter that only chases fame and riches but in doing so he does not make time for his girlfriend or any time for anything; Mitch chases fame and popularity in his job instead of focusing on his girlfriend and actual things that matter. This wisdom that Morrie shares helps us to realize that sometime we are chasing the wind; we go after unimportant things that in the end will not amount to anything instead of focusing on our family, friends, and spiritual life.
Most people chasing after the wrong things lead to the next part of wisdom that Morrie imparts through his most important lesson and that is our priorities in life. Mitch did not understand what the most important things in his life were; he valued his work over his girlfriend causing turbulence in his relationship. Morrie explains to Mitch that work and material things are not what you should devote all of your life to; that he should devote his life to love others, enjoying life, and spending time with our loved ones. Many times...

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