Tuesdays With Morrie Book Report

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The degeneration of the motor neurons in this condition eventually leads to their loss. When the motor neurons die, the brain is unable to initiate or control muscle movement. This causes individuals to lose the ability to eat, speak, move, or breathe (ALS Association, 2008). Thus, in the book, Tuesdays with Morrie, the author analyzes one of his professors, Morrie Schwartz, who has ALS. Albom examined Schwartz’s experience with ALS and the obstacles that were presented with the disease. At the beginning of the book, Albom talked about his graduation from Brandeis University and how Schwartz was there to watch him walk the stage. Thus, on that day, Albom introduced Schwartz to his family.…show more content…
One of the lessons was about friendship and the importance of maintaining them. For example, the friendship Schwartz and Albom had. Although they did not see each other for sixteen years, they still resumed their friendship like before. Thus, from this, we can see how powerful their friendship was and the impact a friendship can do to a person. Furthermore, another lesson I learned from this book includes the importance of giving. Like Schwartz stated, giving does not have to deal with money, but helping others in a community. In this era, we all have the opportunity to help others, but many of us do not take part in these acts. Thus, we should all help our society in order to maintain a stronger and better community. Lastly, an important aspect of this book is how strong of a person Schwartz was. Although he was going through extreme pain with ALS, he still provided Albom as well as others with life lessons that are important in this world. Therefore, Schwartz was a tremendous human being and will always be remembered for his generosity and

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