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Inspired by Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture



Yeah!

I happened to see the video named “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch. He named it as a Last because he is going to die within few months. He is a cancer patient.

A Computer Science professor of Carnegie Mellon University (Virtual reality is his Interest). His speech was about “Achieving your Childhood Dreams”. It was phenomenally exceptional and inspiring speech I have ever heard next to Mr. Sivathanu pillai’s talk (Our college alumni and chief head of Brahmos & DRDO).

The first part of his speech was about his childhood dreams . How did he manage to achive all those. In the mean time he also said about what are things that he learned out of it. The top most thing that I liked in that lecture was the ‘Brick wall’. It is a methaphor which says whenever you failed to achieve something do not just stop in the middle. These brick walls are meant to break and make other feel that” How badly we want those things”.

There are several other such things also:
• Wait long enough people will surprise and impress you
• Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted
And so on…

This inspirational icon died the July 2008. But he remains as an inspiration icon for American students similar to our living Indian icon Abdul Kalam .

Links
The last Lecture Video
His website
His blog

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