A Professor’s Life Lessons

What if you were asked to give a speech about lessons learned during your lifetime? What would you say?

Recently, a 46-year-old Carnegie-Mellon professor named Randy Pausch, Ph.D. did just that. The only difference from other professors asked to speak in this special college lecture series is that it is, actually, the speech of his lifetime. You see, he has an aggressive form of cancer that will end his life in just a matter of weeks and months.

This speech can be viewed across the web- on the Wall Street Journal website, on Good Morning America’s ABC website, and probably on YouTube. It is worth viewing. It is uplifting and very inspirational. He also has a wonderful sense of humor. His point of view is certainly worth viewing.

Of course, this speech makes one think about what life lessons you have learned during your own lifetime?

Regards, Carla

3 thoughts on “A Professor’s Life Lessons

  1. Wow, Carla! You made my day! I have been looking and searching for an inspirational video to get these week-end grad students to hone in on what we really want for our kids regarding learning. This is the perfect model. Thank you! I owe you big time!

  2. Thanks Carla! Just stumbled on this video while browsing ABC’s GMA for another video.
    It’s the kind of message goes further than “thought-provoking” and beyond the classroom. It teaches us how to fly.

  3. Barbara, I 100% agree with you! I caught the segment today on GMA and it made me appreciate this man, his journey to date, and what lessons can we apply in our own lives.

    Amazing man… I wish I had the good fortune to know him.

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