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Mitch Albom wrote the memoir  Tuesdays with Morrie about his former professor and good friend Morrie Schwartz.  Knowing that he was dying, Morrie gave some good aphorisms as advice.  “Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live”  is one of the aphorisms that appealed to me (82).  After reading this aphorism, I think it means that once you find out you don’t have a lifetime to do the things you want to do, like wind surfing or snorkeling, you realize how precious time is and you have to live in the moment.  In Morrie’s case, when he found out that he was dying, he realized that spending time with his family is the way he wants to spend the rest of the days.  Actually, I can relate to this aphorism because I fear that I’m going to die everyday and I want to live every part of it.   For example, I was in a car accident with my dad  and suffered broken bones, bad gashes, and a concussion.  Not only am I going to live my life without fear, but also live my life to the fullest it can be.

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