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In the memoir Tuesdays with Morrie, the author, Mitch Albom, reunites with his old college professor, Morrie Schwartz, at Brandeis University, who is dying from ALS. Approaching the end of his life, Morrie talks about several aspects of life, and a couple of times he says “Love each other, or perish” (Albom 91). I find this aphorism quite true because there are always times in our lives when we need someone else for help and support. In the church my family goes to, everyone knows each other. There is always someone in need of some form of help, and there is always a group of people that provides support. During the winter a couple of years ago, my father and I got stuck in a snowbank in our car and several trucks, cars, and even a snow plow went by us and didn’t ask us if we needed help. Luckily, with the close connections in our church, we called up a close friend that lived near the accident, and he abandoned what he were doing and came to help us. As a result, we managed to get out after a while and saved a lot of money by not getting towed by some business. One of many, this experience in my life shows me that love and friendships bring people together, allowing them to support each other all the time. To live without love is asking for a harder life.

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