Friday, July 25, 2008

Rest In Peace, Professor Pausch

Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Melton Professor who delivered the moving "Last Lecture" died of pancreatic cancer today.

Here are some words of wisdom of Professor Pausch that were published in the USA Today.

-Never underestimate the importance of having fun. I'm dying and I'm having fun. And I'm going to keep having fun every day because there's no other way to play it.
-Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.
-No one is pure evil. Find the best in everybody. Wait long enough and people will surprise and impress you.
-Brick walls are there for a reason. They are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop people who don't want it badly enough.
-It is not about achieving your dreams but living your life. If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. The dreams will come to you.
-We can't change the cards we're dealt, just how we play the hand. If I'm not as depressed as you think I should be, I'm sorry to disappoint you.

My heart breaks for his family. He fought such a courageous battle.


Scrappy Girl said...

Love the wisdom he had to share and the courage he showed.

The Source said...

He had a lot of good things to say. When I go, I want people to be able to say that I really enjoyed life. Well, and that I did my best at this mom and wife business. It's sad that he's gone, but what wonderful words he left behind.