Last summer, Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, learned that the pancreatic cancer he was fighting had metastasized, and that he only had months to live. A few weeks later, he delivered his “last lecture”, a talk meant to impart the wisdom he’d gained during his lifetime.
Pausch’s presentation, entitled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” was a huge internet phenomenon, and was downloaded more than 10,000,000 times. Many Get Rich Slowly readers sent me links to the video. I watched it twice (and bought the book), but I never wrote about it. I’m not sure why not. It had a profound impact on me. It’s inspiring. It’s full of zest for life and praise for dreams.
If you haven’t watched this before, I urge you to do so now. And then go pursue some of your childhood dreams.
Rest in peace, Randy, and thank you.