The first Tuesday that Mitch and Morrie meet is found in the chapters entitled The Orientation and The Classroom. In these chapters, they get reacquainted with one another and Morrie tells Mitch that he is dying. Morrie shares about the disease he has and how he must depend on others more and more each day. They also discuss the meaning of life and culture. Morrie says that people should create their own culture, instead of buying into a culture that doesn't work. In the chapter, The First Tuesday Mitch and Morrie talk about the world.