Morrie teaches Mitch that when people know that they will die they see things differently then they did before and start focusing on the important things in life. He tells Mitch that once someone learns to die they learn to live and t hat the reason why no one believes that they will die is because they are doing things that they think are important in their lives.
"You strip away all that stuff and you focus on the essentials. When you realize you are going to die, you see everything much differently"(Albom 83).
The readers should take away that people are too focused on the non-essentials and focus on what they think is important in their life. The people that are slowly dying start to see life much more differently then everyone else and start to see that people doing things that they think are important but truly isn't.
A graveyard is a place for the dead and in this chapter they are talking about death and how people think that they won't die. If they are like Morrie and are slowly dying they see the world much more differently then they did before.