DID I LIVE? DID I LOVE? DID I MATTER? How would you ANSWER these questions if you were in RANDYS SHOES?

Posted by admin on Apr 12, 2011 in Uncategorized |

At the end of our lives we all ask these 3 main questions: DID I LIVE? DID I LOVE? DID I MATTER?

In this video you can see Randy Pausch was an American professor of computer science and human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Pausch learned that he had pancreatic cancer in September 2006, and in August 2007 he was given a terminal diagnosis: “3 to 6 months of good health left”. He gave an upbeat lecture titled “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” on September 18, 2007, at Carnegie Mellon, which became a popular YouTube video and led to other media appearances. He then co-authored a book called The Last Lecture on the same theme, which became a New York Times best-seller. Pausch delivered his “Last Lecture”, titled Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams, at CMU on September 18, 2007. He gave an abridged version of his speech on the Oprah show in October 2007. The talk was modeled after an ongoing series of lectures where top academics are asked to think deeply about what matters to them, and then give a hypothetical “final talk”, with a topic such as “what wisdom would you try to impart to the world if you knew it was your last chance?” Before speaking, Pausch received a long standing ovation from a large crowd of over 400 colleagues and students. When he motioned them to sit down, saying, “Make me earn it,” someone in the audience shouted back, “You did!”

Pausch died of complications from pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008. But before is LAST LECTURE and passing RANDY has inspired MILLIONS to ANSWER these 3 Questions and live lives with MORE PASSION! Enjoy! :-)


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