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Old 03-17-2008, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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‘Last Lecture’

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Dying 47-Year-Old Professor Gives Exuberant ‘Last Lecture’
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Randy Pausch

Almost all of us have childhood dreams: for example, being an astronaut, or making movies or video games for a living. ... all » Sadly, most people don't achieve theirs, and I think that's a shame. I had several specific childhood dreams, and I've actually achieved most of them. More importantly, I have found ways, in particular the creation (with Don Marinelli), of CMU's Entertainment Technology Center (etc.cmu.edu), of helping many young people actually *achieve* their childhood dreams. This talk will discuss how I achieved my childhood dreams (being in zero gravity, designing theme park rides for Disney, and a few others), and will contain realistic advice on how *you* can live your life so that you can make your childhood dreams come true, too.
A very moving speech...

I have an aunt who won't make it to the end of the year, this gives me great inspiration that she's shared with me in her lifetime something important. I hope that me sharing this with you touches you just a little and he nourishes your soul.

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this clinches it for me, there's some things I've been on the bench about. It's time to swing for the fences.
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i only have two words...Thank you.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure I saw this back in the fall. I know I have seen it, I'm just not sure when.

Thank you for posting it, though. It's worth watching the entire thing.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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if I ever find out that I am going to die, I will be happy and now down, like this man.

still great as seeing it the first time.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Some really good lessons. Very sincere man. I learned a lot from this.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah, this was sent to me via e-mail 2 days ago. i'm hoping that sometime soon i can watch the full lecture that was given at carnegie mellon. i have no doubt it will be time well spent. quite the moving lecture.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow. What a very special, sincere man. I feel like his story, his lecture, should be shared with every being on earth to open up our eyes and take in the big picture of living life. It brought me to tears, having lost my father Oct 2006, he was 50.
I'm definitely saving this video for others to watch. Thanks for the link, and for sharing this with us.
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thank you for posting this. He is a truly inspirational man.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What an inspiration. If you all liked that, I suggest the book, Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom.
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thank you for posting that. I'll be sharing it with a couple of select people.
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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He was on Oprah a couple of weeks back and gave a 15 minute version of the "Lecture".
About six years ago, I learned what he is saying. Sometimes we let the unimportant things run our lives and we forget what matters. There's a song that makes me remember;even though all the lyrics aren't applicable, it says:
But when the night is falling
you cannot find the light (light)
If you feel your dreams are dying
Hold tight...

You've got the music in you
Don't let go
You've got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don't give up
You've got a reason to live
Can't forget
We only get what we give
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Old 03-20-2008, 04:13 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I watched this last week i think. Inspirational, but I'd suggest to you that you shouldn't take his advice - or anyone else's - 100% and apply it to your life.

Everyone is different.

i wish I could get close enough to give him a big hug though... He's been given the 100% on what I was given 50% over 5 years. Tough. Enlightening.

Nothing like a good, strong whiff of mortality to get a good grip on the important matters. Especially with a touch of madness thrown in on year 3/4.

The vomit comet story is tremendous... I've played similar tricks for less spectacular gains all through my life. People are only too happy to help out the humorously honest dishonest in the face of arbitrary rules.
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ngdawg
You've got the music in you
Don't let go
You've got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don't give up
You've got a reason to live
Can't forget
We only get what we give
Randy Pausch writes lyrics for the New Radicals?

I watched the full version of the lecture (yes, all 1:45 of it) and highly recommend it. The fifteen minute 'Cole's notes' version doesn't convey nearly the same passion, humour and goodwill. Also, watching him get his wife up onstage and putting her in the spotlight was (not to mince words) pretty fuckin incredible.
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