Inspire

The Last Lecture: Randy Pausch

A few days ago, my favorite economics professor gave our graduating class our “Last Lecture”.

Now, a common misconception is that the Last Lecture is ours in the sense that it’s the senior’s last lecture in university – but that’s not quite the case. Rather, a professor is given the prompt that if they had only one more day to live, if this was the last lecture they would ever give, what words would they impart? As much as I love Onley, her lecture left a lot to be desired for me personally – so I sought out the source of the “Last Lecture” and found Randy Pausch.

Pausch delivered his “Last Lecture”, titled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”, at Carnegie Mellon on September 18, 2007 a month after receiving the news he had terminal pancreatic cancer. It’s wonderful and beautiful.

Advertisements
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s