Words of Wisdom:



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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or colleague. Someone older, patient and wise who understood you when you were young, helped you see the world as more profound place and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. One of the most important things we learn is how to live life and love people. It also teaches us that each day should be lived to the fullest, regardless of the situation. Life is about overcoming challenges gaining wisdom and understanding, and living life fully, which is shown in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Tuesdays with Morrie, and “You’re Gonna Miss This.”
On the first paragraph you have to meet your challenges and never give up. Gordy tell Junior that the community was their only protection against predators. They survive because they trust one another. “Life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community.” (Alexie, 132). Gordy explains to Arnold the push and pull between and individual and their community, and why Arnold, ever the individual, has been made the outcast of his society. Trust is a good thing to have and even if you do not trust the person, you have to believe they have some good. “ If you let people into your life a little bit, they can be pretty damn amazing.” (Alexie, 132). What Arnold means when he says this is that if you allow someone to help you and show you things, it can be an amazing thing for one’s life. When Arnold tells Penelope this he means that if she allow people to talk to her and try to help her with her problem, her life may be easier and less stressful for her in the future. This is how you should meet your challenges.
On second paragraph it talks about great clarity and wisdom lovingly captures the simplicity beyond life’s complexities. You need to learn how to forgive yourself for what you have done before you can forgive other people. Morrie says “Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.” (Albom, 164). Morrie...


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