For me it is pretty simple. I had a few good teachers (couple of bad ones and a lot of average ones) but none that were even close to the level that Morrie was. None have affected my life in any significant and possitive way. But I do have an uncle M., who has taught me much about self esteem and the value of a human life. Of the potential that is still in me. He was the one that made it possible for me to keep on going, and make something of myself. His words about the closeness of people, of how they do affect each other even without realising it, have not just reached me but a whole lot of other people. And though I don’t nearly see him as often as I wish I did, he is still very dear to me and I respect him tremendously.