Colin Madia 5/12/14
“The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.” Morrie Schwartz
Have you ever learned something life changing in your life? Well, Mitch Albom, the author of Tuesdays with Morrie learned many different life changing lessons from his extraordinary college professor, Morrie Schwartz. There is one aphorism that Morrie told Mitch that stood out to me and that was, “The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.” When I was in middle school, all of my friends would make fun of and bully kids and after a while, I knew that it was wrong and didn’t want to be included anymore. As a result, I started to become friends with other people in high school and didn’t talk to my old friends as much. This was difficult, but was worth it because the things they were doing were not what I wanted to be a part of. Whether you change friends or change your lifestyle, never buy into a culture you don’t agree with.