The Last LEcture

Topics: Carnegie Mellon University, Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams, Randy Pausch Pages: 2 (731 words) Published: October 7, 2013

Randy’s lecture has become a phenomenon, as has the book he wrote based on the same principles, celebrating the dreams we all strive to make realities. Randy a professor at Carnegie Mellon University sadly lost his battle to pancreatic cancer in July 2008. His lessons will encourage all his readers to complete all life's goals and never lose your inner child.

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch is an inspiring novel that at moments you will laugh and others you will cry. Randy lets all his readers into some of the brightest and happiest moments of his life and also his devastating death with pancreatic cancer. Written in first person point of view Randy grows on you as a person and by the last page of the novel you feel as though you know him. One of my favorite quotes from Randy is when he says "The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough." I refer to that quote often. You can take that quote and apply it to any tough life situation. Randy had many jobs in his lifetime. The one I found most memorable was becoming a Disney Imaginer and making his childhood dream come true. Another quote I admire that he said in his book was "In life you have to decide if you want to be the Tigger or the Eeyore." I admired Randys joyfulness throughout the novel and how caring he was of his wife children and co-workers. Randy expressed his love for his family numerous times in the novel. Randy an outstanding father, husband and professor maintained a positive attitude while dying of cancer. I don’t understand how but it is truly inspiring. I know that some days in life I am stressed because of tests or fighting with my friend. I can't imagine going through all that that man did. I took this lesson away from the book; That no matter what happens to you can make the best of it. As Mr. Pausch said "We cannot change...
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