Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture

You may have heard of this, from Good Morning America or World NewsRandy Pausch, a 47-year old comp sci professor, dying of pancreatic cancer, gives a public lecture “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” at Carnegie Mellon U — and an extraordinary lecture it is.

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If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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2 Responses to Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture

  1. mindwellness says:

    Some lessons from Randy Pausch’s last lecture that especially moved me:

    1. Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things.
    2. Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.
    3. Never lose the child-like wonder.
    4. If we do something which is pioneering, we will get arrows in the back. But at the end of the day, a whole lot of people will have a whole lot of fun.
    5. Be good at something; it makes you valuable.
    6. If you live your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, and the dreams will come to you.

    Check out the tribute quiz on the lecture at http://www.mystudiyo.com : you can add your own questions at the end of the quiz.
    http://www.mystudiyo.com/activity.php?act=558

  2. He’s one of those people who’s sum is greater than the parts. If anything – he’s leaving behind a better place than before, having guided many students to great achievements.

    GREAT video!

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