The wonderful thing about this entire blogosphere is that, you can get heard even from the other side of the globe. Thanks to Technorati, I can track whoever plugs this site by simply including my url into the watchlist. Now that blogging can be so widespread, its important to keep your facts right to prevent misunderstandings. Do you see that I recommend Tuesdays With Morrie at the sidebar? Here’s a note that Morrie DID NOT suffer from Neurofibromatosis like myself, he suffered from a fatal illness called Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
And what exactly is ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually lead to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. Yet, through it all, for the vast majority of people, their minds remain unaffected. Source
Morrie’s struggles and teachings are being documented in this little memoir written by his student, Mitch Albom, who is also author to several other books. Morrie shows us how often that we take the little things in life forgranted. He talks about his views on all aspects of life, the things we often scrutinise and avoid.
I didn’t expect myself to be writing a review on the book, so may I apologise and point you to Jimmy Ang’s view on this book. You might think that a book like this is not worth reading since we all know Morrie’s teachings are common sense. But do you really know?
When I read that book, I was greatly touched by Morrie’s ability to detach himself from the external and physical world. He reminded me of the times that I completely surrended myself to my caretakers, how hopeless and weak I felt at that time. Some of you may not have the chance to feel how ‘lightened’ I was so here goes a plus to pick up Tuesdays With Morrie. Through this book, you will be able to grasp what it is like to be apathetic and indifferent. What my soul became after my first two surgeries.
And, if you’re really intending to buy, how about using my referral link at the sidebar? Doing that would earn me some extra bucks.