“Don’t cling to things,

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“Don’t cling to things, because everything is impermanent,” states Morrie Schwartz to his former student, Mitch Albom. Suffering from a neurological disease known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Morrie is on the verge of death; he knows not to cling to things because sooner rather than later whatever he is clinging to will be gone, because nothing’s permanent. Clinging to objects or people is a natural thing to do, which aids in our feelings of security and safeness. When one is clinging to something or someone, the loss of that object or person can be unbearable. Whether I am anxious or stressed over something, I often tend to not cling onto objects or people, but instead onto things such as events that I am looking forward to that are in the near future. There is something about thinking about and hoping for other things that keeps my mind off of what’s bothering me in the present. In other words,  if I can think about something that I’m excited about such as graduation, the little things that are bothering me in my everyday life seem much smaller than when I’m living in the present and that’s all I think about.

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