Tuesdays With Morrie Death Quotes

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What makes people so uncomfortable about death? In Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, it is discussed that death shouldn’t be something people shy away from. Morrie tells Mitch that he should live like he could die at any moment, that he should be ready at all times for death to come. Morrie talks about death throughout the entire novel. How different religion and certain beliefs could help people understand why acknowledging death is so important. Morrie believed that our culture that surrounds our lives shouldn’t push death to the side until it is time for us to die. He also believed that if we do we would never focus on the things most important in our lives because we would never see the end until it was too late. Tuesdays with Morrie…show more content…
Through the use of different religions, it is practiced that you should live every day as if you might die before tomorrow. With many of the religions of the world they view death with a great knowing and acceptance. If people in the modern world could have the same views as Buddhists, they could focus on the more important aspects in their life. This first quote is stated as such, “Do what the Buddhists do. Every day, have a little bird on your shoulder that asks, ‘is today the day? Am I ready? Am I doing all I need to do? Am I being the person I want to be?”(Pg. 81). The quote talks about how Buddhists that have this ‘little bird’ on their shoulders live fulfilled lives and are very successful as far as their goals and relationships. Morrie supports the idea that we should all take after that aspect of the Buddhists life and it is very true. Most people, even if they are happy in life, are avoiding confrontation with death. They need to accept the fact that they will perish and face each day as if they will die. Once someone knows and realizes that they will eventually die, they can start to live their lives the way they should, fulfilled and happy. The second quote by Morrie is, “Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” (Pg. 82).

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