Words to live (and die) by

As a general rule, I’m not big on “inspirational” talks, but there’s something decidedly different about this. It’s almost an hour-and-a-half long, so you may want to download it for future viewing.

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving talk, “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.

~ Egreggious

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4 thoughts on “Words to live (and die) by

  1. OMG. I feel the same as Zooey. I am in particular need of some inspiration and Proffessor Pauch fits th bill.

    If there was some way to body swap the Prof with Bush, I would do it in a heart beat.

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

  2. I’d heard about this, and was glad to stumble upon it here. I’m usu’ly not into inspirational stuff, either, but this is great–and so is your site!

  3. Thanks Eggy. That was amazing. I have known a couple of people that died from pancreatic cancer and it is a horrible way to die. This man’s outlook is truly inspirational. We had a close friend who died from Lou Gherig’s disease (another terrible process) a couple of months ago. He also had an amazing outlook up until the end. He refused to focus on dying, instead focusing on the positive and helping others in every way that he could. He was an amazing human being who impacted and changed a lot of lives, including ours.

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