An inspirational professor of Computer Science Randy Pausch, gave an amazing last lecture at the Carnegie Mellon University on September 18, 2007. The lecture included topics about childhood dreams, life, and philosophy. The lecture was titled “Really achieving your childhood dreams”. The tenured professor began his discussion with startling slides of his pancreatic cancer tumors.
The battle with cancer did not stop this energetic professor from delivering a high powered speech to over 400 attendees. His philosophy on life and achieving your childhood dreams was very moving to watch and read. Randy Pausch didn’t focus on his battle with cancer, but rather his amazing accomplishments and life history. The lecture really made you think about what is important to you and your family. Pressing on importance of family values and obtaining your dreams.
After reading his book “The Last Lecture” and watching his taped video, I have taken another look at whom and what I want to be. The book was written by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow as a national best seller. This is a book that everyone can relate to and should read in their development as a person and values. Highly recommended!
This post is dedicated in memory of Computer Science professor Randy Pausch, who died on July 25th, 2008 of pancreatic cancer.
What would your last lecture to the world be about? Do you feel you have focused on the important things in and life and not the plastic things?
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