I came across the most amazing thing yesterday (via a link from Bungie.net, of all places). It’s called the “Last lecture of Randy Pausch”. Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon that was diagnosed with cancer and given 3-6 months to live. They gave him an opportunity to speak one last time. The lecture is absolutely amazing – probably one of the most inspirational things I have seen in a very long time. You can find it on google video here:
The good stuff starts about 6 minutes in. He basically talks about achieving your childhood dreams and helping others achieve their dreams. There’s certainly a lot more than that, but he has some incredibly good things to say. It’s long – at least an hour and a half long or so, but definitely worth the time to watch. (Youtube also has it, but in 10 minute segments).
I have been thinking that it would be incredibly cool to see this shown at the University that I go to (University of Lethbridge). I would hope that anyone reading this at least takes the time to check out the video. It’s very worth it. I know after watching it I was certainly motivated to achieve greater things.
Go check out the video. Seriously.