Thursday, March 4, 2010

Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

I chose the excerpt 'The Last Lecture' as it inspires us about how a person can be able to spend his limited time even though he suffered from tumors in his liver. The man, Randy Pausch, struggles whether to conduct his lecture or celebrate his wife's birthday. This excerpt shows how difficult it is to choose between two things which are equally important to him as only one of the two can be done during his last few months of having pancreatic cancer. I think the two phrases that can relate me are "If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy" and "What do I, alone, truly have to offer?". The first phrase to me should be known everyday; If we everyday treat that we will vanish the next day, we will have to contribute as much to make our legacy be good enough. The second phrase is to tell ourselves whether we have contributed enough to the society in different ways so as to prove that we are proud of the society.