A friend of mine sent me a link to a site that she thought I might like (especially since I wrote a post on a similar topic on October 29, 2007). It is a video of a lecture given at Carnegie Mellon University given by Dr. Randy Pausch, a professor who has only a few months left to live. On YouTube, there is also a ten minute version of the lecture that he reprised on Oprah, but it lacks the punch of the full-length version that I am including here.
It is 76 minutes long and there are lots of sections in it that talk about academia, (a subject that I am familiar with but which might not normally interest everyone). Nevertheless, the stories contribute to the sense of this man and the lessons he has learned in his life. It is a powerful, uplifting and inspirational message about how to treat others and how to get the most of the time we have on earth. It is well worth an hour of your time.
Tagged as Life.19 Feb 2008