Tuesday with Morrie Essay

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Rebecca Barnett Barnett 1
September 4, 2013
Dr. Linquist

Tuesdays with Morrie

I believe that Morrie may have had few relationships but though they were farce they were considerably deep. One of Morrie’s main philosophes was without love and strong relationships one would parish. Love is all you need to survivor nothing else is a necessity to leading a happy and full life. In one chapter Morrie decides to make his class do a trust fall exercise. Each student got a partner and would attempt to trust a stranger to not drop them when they fell backwards. No matter how hard they tried everybody was flinching and catching themselves until one girl decided to close her eyes. When she closed her eyes and fell backwards she found that the exercise could be done with no flinching. Then Morrie commented, “You see, you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too”. When Morrie uses the term love and relationships, he is not just talking about sex or a physical attraction. He is talking about connecting with a person on a more emotionally level.

Barnett 2 This leads me to think that Morrie believed in quality over quantity, having two amazing friends you would do anything for you is a lot better than ten friends you barely know. As Morrie grows weaker he emphasizes even more that love is the key that brings meaning to life, and without it, one may as well be dead. This leads him to push Mitch even harder to visit and to have a better relationship with his brother,…