Choose one of the following questions and answer it. The page on the right hand side called Reflection Rubric will be used to grade your reflection.
1) Morrie says to Mitch regarding his imminent death, “I’m a lucky man. I still have time to learn. I still have time to say goodbye. Time to teach my final course about living. When you know how to die, you know how to live”. What do you think Morrie means when he says, “When you know how to die, you know how to live” ? Summarize in a short paragraph what Buddhist Philosophy (which is what Morrie is referring to) what it really means. To find out, read the article called Love the little Bird on your Shoulder.
2) Mitch asks Morrie, “Do you ever wish you were young?” Morrie provides an interesting response to this question. He says, “Nah. I’ve been young. I know how miserable it can be being young. Aging isn’t decay, you know. Its growth! This culture worship’s youth.” Do you agree with Morrie that our culture worships youth? Why is this so? Read the article Why do We Idolize Youth? to find out a possible answer. Do you agree with the article ? Why or why not?
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