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Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

I have came across this life changing speech by Carnegie Mellon's professor Randy Pausch before he passed away after battled with pancreatic cancer. Spare an hour and 15 mins in your busy life if you could to listen to this speech. What is really matter in your life!? Haven't listened to anything affects me this much for a very long long time. Very moving and inspirational.

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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo

almost 16 years ago 0 likes  8 comments  0 shares
Mariejost 26 dsc00460
Thanks for posting this. Though I haven't had a chance to see the video yet, from the news stories it sounds like this lecture (and the subsequent book) helped a lot of people. What a way to go, when you know your time left here on earth is so limited, to share what you have learned about life and how precious it is with so many other people. I wish my own father could have experienced a similar transformation in his life when he was diagnosed with cancer last year. But in his case, it was not to be. I guess the lesson for me in that was that everyone will react to that type of news in their own way. Not everyone is going to be enlightened and filled with a hunger for living life to the fullest. My father just gave up and waited passively for death to claim him. It was hard for me to watch, but I had to accept that, at least for him, this was the path he had chosen. To be with loved ones as they are dying is never easy. Thank you, Randy, for showing the world that a diagnosis of a terminal illness does not mean that life is already over. Every minute is precious, every minute is an opportunity, that everything in life matters, however insignificant it might seem to others.
almost 16 years ago
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Sorry to hear about your father, Marie. I think it's easier as an outsider to say one should live life the fullest. If I am in pain and sickness, I honest don't know if I would be THAT positive. I know I get grumpy even just cold and flu.
almost 16 years ago
Mariejost 26 dsc00460
Thanks for what you said, Charlie. I think every person faces life ending illness, pain and death in their own way. As with so many things, until we are faced with it, we really don't know how we will react. Thanks for being willing to talk about this topic: many are not.
almost 16 years ago
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Yeah, haven't listened to anything that impact me this much. I look at certain aspect of my life completely different now.
almost 16 years ago


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