Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

I found out last night that Randy Pausch died of pancreatic cancer. He left behind 3 small children and a wife. If you don't know who he is, he was a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon who has been an inspiration to millions. Last night I watched the ABC news interview with him and cried through about half of it. He is/was truly an inspiration.

Watch his "The Last Lecture" and you will be inspired to live your life to the fullest and do what you want. It's truly amazing. The Last Lecture "began with one, age-old question: What would you say if you knew you were going to die and had a chance to sum up everything that was most important to you?"

You can find the actual Last Lecture at the bottom of this link at ABC news.

I think this is my favorite quote from him:
"Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want something badly enough. They are there to keep out the other people. "

Off to spend a day playing with my family and beautiful children.

1 comment:

Lilia said...

I recently read the book. Makes you think.