“The Last Lecture”

last lecture

Just imagine you’re ill with a terminal disease and the doctors have told you that you have couple of months to live. What would you do?

It’s really hard to think like this and May God give everyone a healthy life but it was what happened with “Randy Pausch”.

Randy was a professor of “Computer Science” and was diagnosed with the “pancreatic cancer”. Instead, of losing hope, Randy realized the worth of time.

A lot of professors give talks titled “last lectures” but Randy’s lecture was unique. It was about achieving childhood dreams.He delivered his last lecture at “Carnegie Mellon University”. The lecture became a popular you tube video and the book was a “New York Times best seller”.

It was on September 18, 2007 that Randy gave his “last lecture” and he died on July 25, 2008.

Yesterday, I was re reading the book and this quote inspires me. Isn’t it true that failures in life are also important?

These incidents leave a great impact on our lives. They tend to change our paths and they tend to mold our personalities.

Right at this moment, I’m thinking about all the experiences in my life. I’m grateful for them because they have changed my vision. I’m “reading” and I’m “writing”. I’m blogging which has given me a wonderful chance to interact with the world.

Life is beautiful. The people who are blessed with health and wealth often don’t realize its importance.

If you haven’t got a chance to read this book then I strongly recommend you to go through this book or listen to the video lecture.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading or listening to it 🙂


This post is a submission to Silver Threading Writer’s Quote Wednesday.

Image Courtesy: ladolcelisa.wordpress.com

18 thoughts on ““The Last Lecture”

  1. I will have to look at the book (and video). Sounds fascinating. Too often we overlook the simple gift of health that God bestows upon man, instead focusing solely on disease and weakness.

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