The Second Tuesday we talk about feeling sorry for yourself
On the second Tuesday Morrie and Mitch talked about feeling sorry for yourself. On the second Tuesday Mitch asked Morrie if he felt sorry for himself. Morrie said "sometimes." Morrie states that his mornings are the days he mourns. Morrie mourns over things he has lost and what he can't do anymore. But then he stops. He see's all the good things in his life and he thinks about the people that still come to see him and the people that still love him. Morrie tell's Mitch that he doesn't allow himself any more self-pity than that, he only has a few tears and that's all. He realized how lucky he is that the people he loves have spent many of their waking hours being there for him and are always there to help them when he very needs them. Morrie tells's Mitch that it's hard for him to watch his body slowly wilt away to nothing but he feels lucky because he gets to tell all the people he loves good-bye.
Morrie states, "I give myself a good cry if i need it. Bu then I concentrate on all the good things still in my life...I don't allow myself any more self-pity than that. A little each morning, a few tears, and that's all... I thought about all the people I knew who spent many waking hours feeling sorry for themselves" (Albom 57).
The quote shows that even through the bad things that are happening you can still have a happy life and that you can live your life to it's fullest. Morrie teaches Mitch that when your going through a hard time you should think of the good things and not always think of the bad things and that you should live your life to its fullest. Morrie also teaches Mitch that it's OK to mourn and be sad but you shouldn't always be sad you should live your life the way you want to and be happy.