during their first tuesday, what does morrie tell mitch about his increasing dependency on others
In their first Tuesday meeting, Morrie must use the toilet and must ask the nurse who assists him for help with this. This prompts a conversation about Morrie's declining physical abilities -- the result of the ALS disease with which he struggles.
Morrie tells Mitch what he shared with Ted Koppel (in an interview) --that he realizes that there will come a day when someone will have to "wipe his a**." While this could be incredibly demeaning, Morrie tells Mitch that he is trying to embrace the assistance that others are offering him and to take it with a baby-like innocence. He has always been good at giving love and is trying to strengthen his ability to receive it openly. As Morrie states, "Love is the only rational act."