Saturday, July 26, 2008

RIP Randy Pausch (1960-2008)

If you haven't yet listened to the 'last lecture' by Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, it's worth the hour and sixteen minutes. Dubbed "Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," it takes you through Randy's own childhood dreams and the idea that you, too, can accomplish your goals. If you hit a brick wall, simply assume it's meant for everyone else...and keep pursuing your dreams. Ultimately, however, the gem you walk away from with is this: be a good person, reach out to others, and your dreams will find you.

Especially poignant is the fact that Randy intended his lecture not only as an inspiration to others but, perhaps more importantly, as a message to his children. He passed away on Friday, July 25th, 2008. Rest in peace.

2 comments:

Inland Empire Girl said...

Wasn't it amazing the inspiration Randy Pausch had on millions of people? It is almost overwhelming. I continue to enjoy your blog!

Alex Moore said...

@inland empire girl: I had a million things to do that day, but I saw the posting on google and had to click on it. It was definitely worth the 76 minutes and gave me a great deal to contemplate.