Friday, September 21, 2007

Randy Pausch and his 'Last Lecture'

Randy Pausch - I had to write words of praise about him: - A Beloved Professor Delivers The Lecture of a Lifetime

This 1 hr, 45 minutes video is captivating, inspiring, overwhelming... Try this or this link - whichever works for you, you cannot afford to miss his 'Last Lecture'.

I can go 'Ga Ga' about him, but I'll key in a few words about how I felt; not that anyone is really asking for my opinion. He beautifully exhibits how one should focus on things that really matter, aspire them and finally achieve them, however crazy they are. He was so crystal clear in his thoughts, he had all his dreams jolted down even as a child and has a proof of how he went along accomplishing each one of them. Is that all it takes to be a 'hero'? He is courageous, humorous, witty, an excellent orator, innovative, clever, motivating, interesting, graceful in such dire circumstances; truly astounding!!!

A must watch video, perfectly portrays the fact that 'One should live his dreams'. 'Enable others to achieve their dreams' is what is even more impressive. 'It doesnt matter what they say, it matters what they do', how better can you frame that? 'Do good unto others', do lemme know what your reaction was when its around 1:19-1:20 on the clock in the video, with his wife on the stage... it sent a chill down my spine! His 'larger than life' attitude, his exuberant energy, his approach towards various things, his intelligence, his niceness, his way of addressing people, his act of paying respect to the most important people in his life including the student, etc. kept me clung until the last minute. Talking about the end, don't feel shy - your eyes might just get wet towards the end of the video.

"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted"