Love, Family, & Sacrifice Essay
The Five People You Meet In Heaven written by Mitch Albom tells a story about a man named Eddie who dies, and before he is allowed into Heaven, he must meet five people who individually have a lesson for him to learn. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch is a book about himself and his last lecture. Pausch has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has a short time to live. Both books talk about life, death, sacrifice, courage, and family and the importance these factors played in their characters lives. After reading these two books, one will learn that love, sacrifice, and family play the most important roles in one’s life like they did in Eddie and Pausch’s lives.
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Unlike Pausch, Eddie didn’t have a good relationship with his father. Albom states “The damage done by Eddie’s father was, at the beginning, the damage of neglect” (Albom 104). Eddie felt his family was a stressful situation. When children grow up being neglected and without their parent’s support, it’s harder for them to fulfill their dreams. Eddie blamed his father for the path his life took. He felt resentment towards his father and this is how Eddie felt “I was angry with you dad, I hated you. You beat me. You shut me out” (Albom 144 ). Family is the most valuable possession one has in life. If Eddie had a father like Pausch, he probably would have reached his goals and not lived a life full of resentment.
Sometimes one has to sacrifice to gain. The