“What if today were my last day on earth?” ~Morrie
This simple quote by Morrie speaks so loudly. What if today was your last day on earth? This is really something to think about. Nothing says live everyday to the fullest better than this. We never know when our last day will be, it is best to live ever day as if it were your last. Take your days one at a time. Most people look at life in years, giant increments of time. I believe if you look at life by each day, you will appreciate so much more. Society is fast moving and always planning way ahead. One day time is going to catch up to all of us. I am going to try to live life more slowly so that I can appreciate the moments for how beautiful they are. We should all try living in the moment.
“Love wins. Love always wins.” ~Morrie
As Morrie discusses the tension between opposites he mentions that love always wins. He can mean many things by this but, I believe it means love is a fight and in the end the fight is worth it. The tension between opposites is described as life being a series of pulls back and forth. Like the pull of a rubber band, love’s greatest tension lies in the middle. People must make compromises for each other. Love may not be something a person wants but love is something that is un-fightable. Your mind may tell you love is not the right thing, but your heart may say it is. Your emotions can fight with each other, creating tension between right and wrong which are two opposites. Once love comes about it doesn’t leave, therefore it always wins, the heart should win. Your heart has more feelings than your mind, I need to start thinking with my heart a little bit more. We all get confused between right and wrong more than once in a lifetime.
“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 in 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.” ~Morrie This is another piece of advice Morrie gives to Mitch. He notices that people are just getting by with a boring life. They are not taking the time to notice the little things. They chase bigger things such as money and fame. He says that in order to find meaning and happiness in your life, you need to love others and be a positive person. I strongly agree with what Morrie’s teachings. People should be a positive influence on each other. We shouldn’t only teach each other how to succeed with riches and fame. We should teach one another how to succeed in happiness in order to improve our community. Society needs to quit worrying about money and more about the well being of the people that make up a community. But this can’t happen unless everyone joins in, which is highly unlikely considering society has already scared most people. I vow not to be a sleepwalker in my life, I want to do important things that will make a beneficial difference.
"If you don't have the support and love and caring and concern that you get from a family, you don't have much at all. Love is so supremely important." ~Morrie Morrie says that if we do not have love, we have nothing. Morrie feels that if he did not have his family around him during this sickness, then he would struggle to fight. He feels safe knowing his family will never leave and always be watching out for him. He doesn’t only see his family as relatives but also as friends, students and old colleagues. Family is a huge aspect in my life. My family helps me with everything. I know if I was spending my last few months, days or hours alone I would rather die right away than wait in loneliness. I need my family by my side every step of the way, they are a part of me. In all honesty I wouldn’t exist without my family. Morrie is given a great gift to say...
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