Amid the death of Morrie Schwartz in the memoir Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom has learned life lessons from his former professor. “Accept the past as past, without denying it or discarding it” is an aphorism that Morrie Schwartz shared with Mitch. In other words, don’t dwell on the past, but don’t ignore it either. I agree with this quote because if you dwell on the past, you will not be as focused on the present and future, but if you deny or discard the past, you shall make the same mistakes made in a previous time. Have you ever had something happen to you that you just want to forget entirely? There have been many instances in my life that I would change if I could, but in reality one must accept what has occurred and keep moving forward in life. A respectable man, Morrie Schwartz gives good advice helping those in need.