THE FOURTH TUESDAY: WE TALK ABOUT DEATH
This chapter the OJ Simpson trail is mentioned. Which Mitch uses this to portray the media as meaningless. Morrie is also receiving letters from people that watched his show on Ted Koppel.
"Everyone knows they're going to die," he said again, "but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently" (Albom81).
The message you should take from this quote is that death is real, but we all aren't looking that far or we would be living life more humble and understanding to life.
This plants starts dying as Morrie is the hibiscus is rooting away as Morrie's body is dying away.