Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

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In Tuesdays with Morrie, why does Morrie decide to become a sociology professor?

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Another reason Morrie decided to become a sociology professor was because he wanted a respectable profession, preferably one that didn't exploit others. When Morrie was a teenager, his father (Charlie) took him to a fur factory. Charlie wanted Morrie to work there, but there were no open positions.

For his part, Morrie was glad that there weren't any available jobs. As he toured the factory, he noticed that the employees worked in horrible conditions. The room was very hot, and the windows were filthy. The workers and machines were packed into claustrophobic-like quarters, and an overseer continually subjected everyone to verbal abuse.

After getting a glimpse of working conditions at the factory, Morrie decided that education was the only way to avoid such a life. Since he had rejected business, law, and medicine, Morrie decided that he would study sociology. Later, his work at the Chestnut Lodge mental hospital reinforced his decision to choose sociology as a profession. His...

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