"It's what everyone worries about isn't it? What if today were my last day on earth?" (p.64)
Mitch bring Morrie a bag of food. But this time Mitch also brought a tape recorder.Mitch feels that the tape recorder is intrusive and worries that it will make Morrie uncomfortable. But Morrie welcomes it, and insists that he wants Mitch to hear his story.He wonders if Morrie has had any regrets since learning that he is dying. Morrie responds with a lesson on how the culture doesn't encourage people to think about death and regrets until they are nearing their dying day.
Symbol of The Third Tuesday would be the tape recorder because Morrie wanted others to hear his story about him. The tape recorder was more than nostalgia.
The chapter message of The Third Tuesday was "The culture doesn't encourage you to think about such things until you're about to die. We're so wrapped up with egotistical things, career, family, having enough money, meeting with mortgage, getting a new car, fixing the radiator when it breaks- we're involved in trillions of little acts just to keep going. So we don't get into the habit of standing back and looking at our lives and saying, Is this all? Is this what i want? Is something missing?" (p.64)
Morrie Schwartz and Mitch Albom