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How are you living?

I initially saw this video last month and for some reason keep forgetting to write about it, even though it's amazing.

Randy Pausch is a 46-year-old professor who has terminal pancreatic cancer. He was told back in August to expect three to six months of good health. He's married and has three preschool-age children. Despite this sad situation, he is in great shape physically and gave a remarkable lecture titled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” You would not know by this man's demeanor that he is dying. It's about an hour and a half long, but I recommend taking the time to watch it, you'll be inspired.

Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams on Google Video

Randy Pausch on Wikipedia

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Christopher Corcoran Christopher Corcoran
Good one, man. I watched the whole thing as I sit here sick with a head cold and new opportunities to learn at work. I'm glad to have had the opportunity.

Sara Gold Sara Gold
Some lessons from Randy Pausch’s last lecture that especially moved me:

1. Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things.
2. Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.
3. Never lose the child-like wonder.
4. If we do something which is pioneering, we will get arrows in the back. But at the end of the day, a whole lot of people will have a whole lot of fun.
5. Be good at something; it makes you valuable.
6. If you live your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, and the dreams will come to you.

Check out the tribute quiz on the lecture at : you can add your own questions at the end of the quiz.

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