Accept people who are different than you. These seem to be the ingredients for a happy relationship. Morrie feels that with age comes growth and knowledge.
For actual classroom activities, I would focus on mental illness, issues of war, and memory. She has succeeded admirably at that task by compassionately but clearly making us aware of the seriousness of the situation and the remedies for it.
The prompts provide scaffolds for students to form their own ideas and compare those ideas to others. Morrie has finally surrendered to his illness: he can no longer go to the bathroom by himself.
When applying this to my past relationships, one or two of these were usually missing. National Council of Teacher of English, Are you trying to be as human as you can be? I mourn the slow, insidious way in which I'm dying.
Instead of being frustrated he is enjoying all the people around him who are helping him and taking care of him. All of them. New York: Metropolitan Books,