Late Night Television Program
Our lives are impacted by the individuals we surround ourselves with. The lessons we learn from these people whether they are yourfamily members, friends, teachers, or authors are worthwhile learning, both predicted or unannounced. Tuesdays with Morrie is the final lesson between two individuals, a university professor, Morrie, and his former student Mitch. Subsequently Mitch recognises his once professor in an interview on the late night television program "Nightline," Mitch remembers he promised to keep in touch with Morrie sixteen years ago. Morrie develops ALS, meaning we do not know how much time he has left. Mitch goes on an expedition from Michigan to Massachusetts to go reminisce with Morrie. This meeting goes well and affects both Mitch and Morrie tremendously for the better, that they meet for the next fourteen continuative Tuesdays, up until Morrie passes away. Throughout these Tuesdays, they discuss a different topic about life. Mitch Albom, the author of the novel, Tuesdays With Morrie. Mitch is influenced by his friend and former professor Morrie Schwartz no less than three times. Morrie educates Mitch on marriage, the fear of aging, and death.
When Mitch goes over to Morries house on the tenth tuesday, Morrie realizes Mitch does not understand the concept of marriage. Mitch is always at work instead of spending time or even more of an commitment proposing to his girlfriend janine. Morrie sits both Mitch and Janine down and tells them most people seem to have difficulty with marriage. Morrie lectures them on the how the culture of "kids today" make "their generation" too selfish to commit to a loving relationship. (Albom 148)After hearing these words flow out of Morrie's mouth Mitch realises both partners need to put in the same amount of effort instead of one significant other putting more in than the other. Mitch sees the way Morrie respects Charlotte who have been together for forty-four years. Mitch examines them working together as a team. Another lesson Morrie tells the young couple was it is important to find a loving relationship. A loved one is very important, people realise their friends are not going to help “when (mitch) is in a time like (morrie) am.” (Albom 148) Mitch notices how much Charlotte cares for morrie by asking Morrie if he has taken his pills yet or if he needs help eating and realized he couldn’t think of one person who would help him like Janine would. Morrie tells Koppel in his interview the number one thing that frightens him the most about his disease is the prospect that one day, someone else would have to wipe him after using the restroom. Now, his worst fear has come true, Morrie feels that he has become “A child again.” Morrie from here on out depends on others for practically all of his necessities. Morrie forfeits to his illness: he can no longer go to the bathroom by himself, feed himself, and bathe himself without the help of others. Other than the struggles of dependency, Morrie is trying to enjoy being a child for a second time. Morrie repeats people should “reject culture” if they don't find it helpful to their needs, Morrie says to Mitch that we need to be loved as we are when we are little kids, being comforted by our mothers without being let go. Mitch sees Morrie is "giving as an adult and taking as a child."