If you haven’t seen Randy Pausch’s “Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” lecture I encourage you to watch it as soon as possible. Here, I have saved you the trouble of searching for it.
If you have seen it, then you probably already know significance of this lecture. Randy Pausch was a computer scientist behind the Alice project and the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon. He also died of cancer on July 25th, 2008. This last lecture spread around this Internet in the fall of 2007 and inspired many along the way. I just finished the book he wrote about the lecture and felt I should get as many people to see/read it as possible.
It is an incredible story that has captured both my imagination and my heart strings. He puts so many things into prespective in his own life that I can’t help but focus in on the things that really matter in my own. It seems that everyone expected him to feel sorry for himself and wither away. He refused to do that and decided that being happy is way better than being sad. Life is what we make of it, nothing more, nothing less.
I urge you to pick up the book and watch the lecture. I hope it affects you as it did me.