Monday, September 21, 2009

Randy Pausch's Last Lecture

This is a picture of Randy Pausch and his family. He lost his life to pancreatic cancer.

Rand Pausch's Last Lecture talks about his childhood dreams, enabling dreams of others and lessons he has learned. My Pausch 10 tumors in his liver and has three to six months to live. Yet, he is living life to the fullest and still wants to enjoy life in a positive manner. He mentions that he is healthy and know one should pity him in any way. Pausch's mentioned that when your critics stop telling you are doing something wrong, that's when you are in a bad place. Your critics are those that really care about. He also said that one of the things being a instructor is you really need to have enthusiasm.The brick walls are their to show how badly you want something and its also for those who do not want it as badly as you do. This is for those times when you try really hard for something and yet it stills does not work out. Also he said that as instructors, you should always raise the bar for your teachers. Students at times tend to get too complacent with their current work and will always need a challenge.

One of the best gifts you can give someone is the gift of making them feel good. I think we as young adults do not quite grasp how wonderful and special that truly is to make some one else feel good about themselves. Another things is that when you pioneer something, be prepared for arrows to be throw in your back. Everything that will go wrong will but at the end of the road, it will all be worth it. Pausch said that one of the best gift an educator can give is to get someone to be self reflective. He mentioned some lessons learned; helping others, focus on others and not yourself and never lose the child-like wonder. I truly believe he is an example of those special individuals that when you really are faced with hard challenges, that's when you are at your best and the light will never go out.

Randy Pausch's Last Lecture

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