If Death Is Really Real

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If death is really real, based upon the animistic quality of our five physical senses, then how do we know that we are truly alive and breathing, not in a dream? It has been proposed that people aware the existence of surroundings majorly rely on their five senses, which may cause illusions. The ethereal, yet grounded, theory of existentialism provides the landscape for a more positively identified pathway which reaches across the separation exists among humans. When thinking about the quote ‘existence precedes essence’, the concept lends room for credibility that Morrie was right in suggesting that the fundamental truth of human existence rests upon love. In Mitch Albom’s non-fictional piece, Tuesdays with Morrie, the professor, who recounted during the last elderly and dying days of his life, provides philosophical instructions as a curriculum in wisdom. Lessons for living, uncovered in conversations with Morrie, reflected his attitude as an offender that against the social values of being selfish for material or financial gain only. Morrie’s awareness of human existence taking precedence over the everyday ignorance of love between others, which is the ultimate of what matters, can be summed up in at least one statement quote from the book. That is, “You see, you closed your eyes. That was the difference. Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too” (Abom 61). Instead of depending on the five senses, Morrie relied completely on his pure feelings of trustees and love with other people, which prove the existence of other unique individuals.By placing a loving responsibility on his sh... ... middle of paper ... ...y. On the other hand, people are sometimes robbed of their individual freedom to pursue their own goals and plans, which may push people to do hideous and evil things. Thus, people should meditate on a realization that will address heir existence in the society. An individual for only thinks for himself will cause envy and rebellion. If people selfishly think of their needs, then the society as a whole will have lots of chaos and troubles. Indifference will always be the opposite of love. People should not just have the mindset that they exist to benefit for themselves. An individual should think that he exists because e is a vital cog in the existence of a whole, which will just be possible if there is, first and foremost, the word love. The foundation of existentialism is built upon the most valuable part of humanity- love, and because of love, we exists.
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