Summary Of Tuesdays With Morrie By Mitch Albom

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Funerals have been a long running tradition in many cultures and societies after a loved one has passed. In the book “Tuesdays with Morrie”, by Mitch Albom, the main character, Morrie, chose to have a living funeral after receiving the news that he had ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts a lot of physical functions finally proceeding to death. A living funeral is held before the person has passed, so the person who is soon to pass can hear all the wonderful things that their friends and family have to say before they pass. Living funerals aren’t practiced as much as the classic funeral because the views on a living funeral are not anywhere near as popular. Living funerals for most can create a sort of awkward and emotionally degrading experience. Then again, I feel like seeing a loved one in their final moments is a very hard experience. Having a living funeral can raise lots of questions as to why someone would elect to have one instead of having a “regular” funeral. Morrie made the correct decision to have a living funeral and the main idea of a living funeral should be just as accepted as a “regular” one. The idea behind a living funeral is to accept the fact that death is approaching. After someone can accept that fact then the idea of having a living funeral comes into play. Wondering about what others think about your before you pass is a normal thing. Not many people have

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