"Tuesdays with Morrie"
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This paper examines how the book "Tuesdays with Morrie: an Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson" by Mitch Albom, tells the story of Albom's visits with his former professor friend and mentor Morrie Schwartz. Albom meets with Morrie every Tuesday in the last months before Morrie died, rekindling an old relationship and learning important lessons from his old friend in the process. It looks at how Morrie has the emotional strength and intellectual capacity to share his insights with Albom, enriching Albom's life even as Morrie's life comes to an end.
From the Paper:"Morrie's determination to examine his fate unflinchingly took great strength, because Morrie had a devastating diagnosis: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, the disease that killed Lou Gehrig and that has so disabled the astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. The terrible truth of this disease is that it would rob Morrie of all muscle movement while leaving his brain intact. Once Morrie got over the initial shock of the diagnosis, he decided to keep using the one thing ALS could not rob him of: his intellect. In addition he demonstrated great humanity, encouraging those who wanted to help not only to visit with him but to help him explore what it means to die. He looked into the abyss and decided to study it, and if possible to help others understand it as well, instead of shrinking back."
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