Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

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According to Morrie, what should we be teaching in the classroom called "life"?

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According to Morrie, we should be teaching people how to understand the true meaning of life. He maintains that most people are unhappy because they let the prevailing culture dictate their values.

But the big things—how we think, what we value—those you must choose yourself. You can’t let anyone—or any society determine those for you.

Since much of modern society is focused on material ambitions and desires, people often neglect to nurture intimate relationships with their families and friends. Morrie asserts that many of us take too much for granted. We fail to see that, to live well, we must accept the imminence of death. Morrie tells Mitch that "death is as natural as life. It's part of the deal we made." Once we know that, we can begin to appreciate what life really is. It is about knowing how to give and to receive love. It is about looking "at our potential, stretching ourselves into everything we can become" on behalf of those we love.

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