The Last Lecture

"46-year-old Carnegie-Mellon professor Randy Pausch delivered his final lecture, entitled 'How to Live Your Dreams' on Tuesday. Paush has terminal pancreatic cancer. The lecture is powerful and uplifting.

"'What we’re not going to talk about today,' he continued, 'is cancer, because I’ve spent a lot of time talking about that … and we’re not going to talk about things that are even more important, like my wife and [three preschool] kids, because I’m good, but I’m not good enough to talk about that without tearing up.'

"What he was there to discuss was how to fulfill your childhood dreams, and the lessons he had learned on his life’s journey. "

Link to story. Link to video. Link to full lecture (opens in new player). Link to Pausch’s website. -via Reddit and Fark and this Neatorama post from which the foregoing was quoted.