Sunday, March 23, 2008

Last Lecture

Randy Pausch is a married father of three, a very popular professor at Carnegie Mellon University—and he is dying. He is suffering from pancreatic cancer, which he says has returned after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Doctors say he has only a few months to live. In September 2007, Randy gave a final lecture to his students at Carnegie Mellon that has since been downloaded more than a million times on the Internet. "There's an academic tradition called the 'Last Lecture.' Hypothetically, if you knew you were going to die and you had one last lecture, what would you say to your students?" Randy says. "Well, for me, there's an elephant in the room. And the elephant in the room, for me, it wasn't hypothetical."

i strongly recommend for everyone to watch this video


Ri said...

Thank you, I'm so glad I watched it.

What I especially appreciate is how simple and straightforward it was. Just plain goodness and logic. Did you notice there was no mention of God anywhere? \o/

This is right up there on my list of favourites along with Baz Luhrman's Sunscreen Song. Listen to it sometime. Really listen.

Joud said...

i like to believe i'm a tigger

Zed said...

ri: live for the moment, i'm not going to wait till my death to see if there is a god, heaven & hell, or any sort of afterlife

i like sunscreen too, but he's got alot of nonsense in there, but its cool

joud: don't we all

DiiGMaa said...

Loved this video !!

Thanks :)