A loss could mean a multitude of things, it could be a loss of life such as a friend or relative, a loss of security, and loss of wealth, you could be losing your job, your freedom, or even your possessions. A threat could be interpreted in a few different ways too, if could be a threat to your family, your reputation, your health, your well-being, or even your life. Everyone experiences different losses or threats and everyone views the outcome of these experiences differently. Some people will give up on everyone and just sit around feeling sorry for themselves, while others will be moved by their experience and try to affect as many people around them as they can, usually in a positive way. In the book, Morrie says "I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on all the good things still in my life. On the people who are coming to see me. On the stories I'm going to hear. On youif it's Tuesday. Because we're Tuesday people." (Albom 57) This is showing how his loss has affected how he views other people. He now looks forward to any contact with the rest of the world, he doesn't view it as a business meeting, or just something he has to do. He sees any human contact at all as a blessing and an occasion of joy. He looks forward to seeing anyone at all, and will devote all his attention to that person, without worrying... [continues]
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