Sunday, 9 March 2008

achieving your dreams *updated*

Randy Pausch is an incredibly charismatic professor from Carnegie Mellon who is dying from pancreatic cancer. His last lecture on achieving childhood dreams and living your life in a decent way is embedded here. It's striking. I embedded the 10 minute version here:




Striking. Striking and compelling.

*He's in surprisingly good condition right now, actually. Here's a link to his blog-style health page.

8 comments:

BabelBabe said...

i watched this when it first occurred - his last lecture was at CMU, my alma mater...so sad. he will leave behind his wife and three small children. honestly, i can't believe he's still alive - this was a few months ago. Testament to his spirit.

Suzanne said...

Thank you for sharing this. I'd read an article about him a couple of months ago.

I do my best to be positive in spite of all the negativity around me. However, I could do well to follow his lead. What a powerful message he is living.

meggie said...

Thank you for posting this to share. Very moving, & powerful.

a. beaverhausen said...

I saw the entire lecture months ago and was blown away. I, too, am amazed that he is still among the living. So sad...

Sarah Louise said...

Yes, it is sad that he's leaving his family behind, but this is NOT a sad man. I loved that he did some push ups! A friend of mine's husband was the point person for Randy when he gave the CMU lecture.

Thanks for sharing this, Jess.

Christy said...

Quite a perspective giving talk!

I've been more Eeyore than Tigger of late, and with little cause, compared to him......

Thanks for showcasing this...

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Inspirational!

hensteeth said...

Thanks for sharing.

I've stood in this spot. Twice. And through the shock of it all, gave myself the power of choice.

I wouldn't wish a fatal diagnosis on anyone. But it sure does open your eyes to the core of who you are, to yourself and to others.

And I know with certainty that what's important in this life is loving and learning.