‘The Last Lecture’ teaches about living

February 12, 2011 Review Print Print
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“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”

That’s what Randy Pausch teaches us in his non-fiction book “The Last Lecture.”

Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, was given the opportunity to speak to his students in a series called “The Last Lecture.”

Randy had learned just months before that he was dying from pancreatic cancer.

As people watched Randy give his last speech, they did not see a dying man but rather a man who knew how to live life.

His whole presentation focused on really achieving your childhood dreams, enabling the dreams of others, and how to make the most of what you have.

 

It also was about overcoming the challenges life throws at you and remembering that “the brick walls are there to show how badly you want something.”

Pausch’s stories will force you to examine your own life and think about what is truly important because “time is all you have and one day you may find you have less of it than you think.”

Now a best seller, “The Last Lecture” has been an influence and encouragement to adults and children everywhere.

Pausch may no longer be alive, but his words will remain forever.

This tear-jerking book is sure to touch your heart and is definitely worth the read.

Randy Pausch wrote a book about living while dying.

If that’s not inspiration, I don’t know what is.

RATING: A+

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