I finally watched CMU Professor Randy Pausch‘s “Last Lecture,” which he gave in September of this year. Randy Pausch was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in August and given a 3-6 month prognosis. (From his blog, his health is currently stable.)
His last lecture was about how to live life… and was a message for his kids. If you haven’t watched it already, I definitely recommend seeing it. You can grab it here, or read more about the lecture here or here.
Here are some of his words that stuck:
- Brick walls are there for a reason. They let us prove how badly we want thing.
- Be patient: Wait long enough, and people will surprise and impress you.
- When you’re screwing up and nobody’s saying anything to you anymore, that means they’ve given up on you.
- Never lose the child-like wonder.
- Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.