Friday, September 21, 2007

Excellent Video and Speech - Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch, PHD - Speech of a Lifetime

This is an amazing speech by a gentleman who has been given 3-6 months to live. He is a dynamic speaker.

He has some great life lessons in this short 18 minute speech. I came on it by hearing about him on ABC - Good Morning America.

Check it out - he is amazing.


gunz said...

You know, I've served in the Marine Corps, I've seen combat, death, and I'm on disability for a variety of ailments which are all service connected. And I'm ill a lot...

Sometimes I get pretty down right depressed and want to give up. I don't care who reads this because to many in my personal life come across as thinking I have all this courage, or a lot of will and determination.

Let me tell you something, I'm a wuss compared to that guy and will think of what he said in that lecture when I 'think' things are bad, and how full of life he was knowing he was dying. He should be the example for us all and it's obvious where he gets his strength from.

I believe the good Lord blesses us with people like that and that was his purpose from moment of birth.

Ok, kinda long of a comment but I deal with some things and this was certainly inspirational.

Sara Gold said...

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 : you can add your own questions at the end of the quiz.