The Last Lecture

  • SoDakGuy

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    Jul 30, 2008 10:12 PM GMT


    Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 200icon_cool.gif gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. For more, visit www.cmu.edu/randyslecture.

    It really did move me to tears and hit a nerve that hasn't been hit in a very long time.
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    Jul 31, 2008 6:50 AM GMT
    Very excellent. We discussed some of this in my Psychology of Death and Dying / Thanatology course.

    He just recently published a book called The Last Lecture. It compliments and adds to the lecture itself. I found it at Costco for $11.

    Great post!
  • Delivis

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    Jul 31, 2008 7:20 AM GMT
    It is very inspirational indeed..icon_smile.gif
  • SoDakGuy

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    Jul 31, 2008 2:59 PM GMT
    So, are you a Tigger or an Eeyore?
  • HereNBoston

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    Aug 01, 2008 12:20 AM GMT
    it sounds cheesy but his lecture and his book really did change my outlook on a lot things. it was the kind of motivation and kick in the ass that i needed.
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    Aug 04, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    I watched the lecture shortly after his appearance on Oprah. I agree it is one of the most profound, inspiring bits of tape I'v ever seen. Sadly, Randy lost his battle with cancer last week.
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    Aug 04, 2008 5:07 PM GMT
    It's a very touching, sad and emotional story and yet VERY uplifting!!!
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    Aug 04, 2008 6:20 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting this. I really needed it.
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    Aug 04, 2008 6:58 PM GMT
    I remember watching this video last year (it seems like only a few days ago now) and I only intended to watch only 5 minutes of it but I ended up watching the entire thing in one sitting. Under normal circumstances I would have closed such a video after 10 secs. However after its completion I was still left uninspired because I felt that there were just as many courageous persons in this world who had endured much more than Professor Pausch and who were probably more desiring of having their impending death glorified. Putting sentiments aside I must say that his perseverance should be admired.
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    Aug 04, 2008 7:42 PM GMT
    The last two head fakes...brilliant! icon_biggrin.gif