Summary: In this chapter, Mitch knows that Morrie is going to pass soon, and he wants to remember his voice so he asks if he can tape record it. Morrie agrees to this and they both continue on with their daily discussions. Today they talk about death. Morrie explains to Mitch that he knows he's dying and there is nothing he can do about it. He explains that he has to live his life knowing what is going to happen. Morrie wants people to hear his story and wants to tell people about his life and what a journey it has been so far and that he's only in for a ride now. He looks at life from a different perspective and looks at it with a more positive view.
Morrie says, "We're so wrapped up with egotistical things, career, family, having enough money-we're involved in trillions of little acts just to keep us going. So we do not get in the habit of standing back and looking at our lives and saying "Is this all? " (Albom 65).
The message that this quote brings is to always live life to the fullest and to never take anything for granted because you could be on the verge of dying right now so live your life while you can. Go out and go on crazy, fun adventures, take risks, live a little because you never know when it could be all gone. Also, try thinking about other people and not just yourself for once. Try living each day like it is your last and being beyond happy and positive because you are blessed that you wake up every single day.
The symbol in this chapter is a tape recorder. It is this because Mitch records Morrie's voice because he knows that he is going to pass him and he is going to miss his voice and everything about him and their important life lessons that they talk about daily so he decides to record their sessions so he has them to listen to when Morrie is not with him any longer.