illustration of author Mitch Albom sitting next to Morrie Schwartz, who is lying in a bed

Tuesdays With Morrie

by Mitch Albom
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Does Mitch's perspective/view on work change throughout Tuesdays With Morrie? Is he less likely to overwork himself after everything Morrie taught him, or will his bad habits come back? 

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In the conclusion, Mitch addresses the change he has experienced because of all Morrie has taught him:

I look back sometimes at the person I was before I rediscovered my old professor. I want to talk to that person. I want to tell him what to look out for, what...

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In the conclusion, Mitch addresses the change he has experienced because of all Morrie has taught him:

I look back sometimes at the person I was before I rediscovered my old professor. I want to talk to that person. I want to tell him what to look out for, what mistakes to avoid. I want to tell him to be more open, to ignore the lure of advertised values, to pay attention when your loved ones are speaking, as if it were the last time you might hear them.

After spending a series of Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch has finally found a great sense of purpose in his life that doesn't revolve around keeping himself busy with work schedules and important phone calls. Before these conversations with Morrie, Mitch found that he worked at a "feverish pace," particularly when facing life's trials.

Morrie teaches Mitch that peace can be found by intentionally cultivating meaningful relationships with the people he loves. After Morrie's death, Mitch reaches out to the brother he had lost touch with. He tells his younger brother that he wants to reconnect because he loves him; Mitch has never told him this before.

Being allowed to share Morrie's final days transforms Mitch's perspective. The publication of Tuesdays with Morrie is a testament to Mitch's belief in his former professor's lessons about living with purpose; presumably, this includes a lasting realization about the need to prioritize meaningful relationships over work and personal accomplishments.

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