Thursday, April 5, 2012
Theme of "Tuesdays with Morrie."
Morrie teaches many lessons throughout the book. His favorite thing to do was make aphorisms. One of the ones that stuck out most was “once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” Ultimately, the theme of the book was acceptance through detachment. Morrie at one time says "don't cling to things because everything is impermanent." Morrie knows he is dying, so he decides to detach from a stressful situation and enjoy life because at any given moment, it could end. Basically, Morrie does not want to die being upset so he looks at everything through a positive perspective. Morrie also encourages Mitch to stop living through the media and to create his own values.