Randy delivers his talk to “an unexpected full house of 400” (Pausch, 15), and proves to both the world and himself that he is still alive. Quote #1: “If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want our legacy” (Pausch, 3)? This quotation is important because it provides a foundation for the entire work of literature. Since Randy has been given such a short period of time to live, he seeks to leave his “last lecture” for his children as his legacy. Randy spends most of his time during the first section of the book reliving his life through old photos and memories.
Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and taught computer science and human-computer interaction. Pausch learned that he had pancreatic cancer; in August 2007 doctors told him that he had “three to six months of good health left.” On September 18, 2007 he gave a lecture at Carnegie Mellon called “Really Achieving your Childhood Dreams.” Randy Pausch talked about his childhood dreams and what it took to achieve them and how he has helped others achieve their childhood dreams as well. This presentation has shown me that my family really cares about me and will not give up on me. Randy Pausch said that “when you are screwing up and nobody is saying anything anymore, that means they gave up on you.” Throughout life we all have problems whether that is on a personal, emotional, or educational level. My problems throughout life have mainly been educational; I have had problems in some classes.
Bridgitte Madrigal Randy Pausch Essay Life, Family, and work ethics are three main values I’ve been taught throughout life. After watching Randy Pausch’s Last lecture I was really inspired and it got me thinking about these three special values I was taught. Randy Pausch enficises on how important family, life, and his job was for him. We both believe in the same thing but the way he expressed himself was very inspiring and motivational. I’ve never read or heard of a person who appreciates a couple months of living with a killer deasease until I read about Randy Pausch.
Tuesdays with Morrie is a novel written by Mitch Albom about the last dying day’s he spent with his college professor and the values, morals, and keys to life that he taught him. After spending much of his life after college without contact of with his college professor, Morrie Scholtz, he sees him on a late-night talk show and learns he has contracted ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He decides to fly out and see him after he finds out and they reconcile an old friendship. Morrie teaches him the meaning of life, gives him amazing perspective into the way he has been living his life, and teaches him how to love again. Mitch writes this story from real-life events about a real man he met and was inspired by.
Caroline Matkom A.P. Psychology Hour 6 “If you live your life the right way, your dreams will come to you.” This quote comes from the energetic, fit, and lively Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University. From the cheerful and handsome man standing in front of the lecture hall, one would have never guessed he was admits his final months of a terminating battle with pancreatic cancer. The Last Lecture is indeed the last lecture Dr. Pausch ever performed, a retrospective, reflective testimony of his short yet passionate life. The lecture included varies aspects of Erik Erickson’s stages of psychosocial development, such as the elementary school stage, middle adulthood and late adulthood.
Reading and Writing: A Life Experience Throughout my life, reading and writing have been important to my success in school, and usually I would only read and write when it was necessary for school. I rarely read outside of school, and when I did, it was to get some kind of information that I wanted to know, whether it be a score from a game I missed or an article about something I was interested in. Throughout my life, there have been many influences that have changed me as a reader and writer but, there are three in particular; my 12th grade English teacher Dr. Mikulics, a trip to the Pomona Library, and the TV show Game of Thrones that I believe have had the greatest impact on me as a reader and writer. My greatest influence in becoming a better writer is my 12th grade English teacher Dr. Mikulics. Before I had his class, I was a subpar writer at best and had not really improved my writing since my freshman year.
Just a month after the surgery, Charlie can read Robinson Crusoe, his first “very hard book” (33). Because of the surgery he is exposed to spelling, punctuation and can finally retain information. This period of his life is full of curiosity and wonder, but innocence as well. He did not understand that the people at the bakery made fun of him. He was unaware of his sexual side.
Joseph Bird Mrs. Alexa English 2 9/25/2012 The Last Lecture During the course of reading the Last Lecture I learned many things. The book taught me valuable life advice as well as the relation between Randy and myself. Also I surprisingly learned more about myself. By reading this book I feel I will be more prepared for the future. This book gave me a certain perspective that is appreciative and thoughtful.
Family Life The Last Lecture Period 2 The class watched Randy Pausch The Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams. This video is about Randy Pausch who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He knows that he is going to pass away soon and he delivered his “Last Lecture” about this childhood dreams to his people and family. Pausch has many childhood dreams and he does whatever he can to achieve that dream. My very first reaction when I saw the first minute of the lecture, I was surprised.
Political views aside, most can agree that Barack Obama is an influential and very effective speaker. He is able to inspire masses of people with his simple, yet articulate use of words. He always speaks with a sense of smooth confidence, yet never near the spectrum of arrogance. Most importantly, he is so effective because he accurately knows his audience before performing the speech. Obama is truly talented in his ability to make people identify with him, because the audience feels as if he walked a mile in their shoes.