Saturday, July 26, 2008

Best lecture was 'The Last Lecture'

I have just been through one of the best lectures about life.
This came from the famous "Last Lecture" by Professor Randy Pausch, whose famous last lecture last September has earned more than three million hits on You Tube.
Its a rather long lecture, one hour and sixteen minutes, but I find it the best inspirational lecture one can ever hear about how to lead one's life.
By the way Randy Pausch just died today, July 25, 2008 (if you are in the United States).
He succomed to pancreatic cancer, at the young age of 47.
He left a wife and three children, a daughter just celebrated her second birthday.
In the Youtube post, here was how the lecture post was described:
"Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, "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"
What moved me was his demonstration on how to focus on others, and not yourself (Watch it).
Another very touching moment was when he asked the audience whether they figured out "the second head fake".
Of course, I couldn't pass away his sentence when he said brick walls are are there for us to prove how badly we want things.
It's filled with a lot of humor too, as when he tells what his "death bed conversion" was.
You know, when somebody is at the brink of death, the others around will begin talking about conversions "from-darkness-to-light" things.
But Randy's got a different death-bed conversion.
I gotta post the one-hour "last lecture" here:

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