Pausch frequently talks about his childhood dreams, such as being a Disney Imagineer, meeting Captain Kirk, playing in the National Football League, being in zero gravity and authoring an article for The World Book. He actually did everything he dreamed about as a child. That is so crucial to living your life happily.
Randy Pausch with his three children, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe. Randy Pausch is 47 years old and he has terminal cancer, with a life expectancy of a few months. First diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the summer of [ 1 ], he underwent Whipple surgery in Septemberfollowed by chemotherapy with cisplatin, interferon, and 5-fluorouracil combined with daily radiation the Virginia Mason protocol.
By August ofthe cancer had metastasized to his liver and spleen, and he was given a survival prognosis of 3—6 months. At the end of Augusthe began palliative chemotherapy with gemcitabine and erlotinib [ 1 ]. A computed tomography CT scan on October 1, and positron emission tomography CT scan on October 13, both showed tumor response in the spleen and response or stable disease in the liver tumors [ 2 ].
At the time of this writing, Dr.
Pausch was considering other treatments, including other chemotherapies and a cancer vaccine, and reported having a very good quality of life. Pausch's Last Lecture Dr.
Pausch began his last lecture by cutting to the chase: So, you know, in case there's anybody who wandered in and doesn't know the back story, my dad always taught me that when there's an elephant in the room, introduce them.
If you look at my CAT scans, there are approximately 10 tumors in my liver, and the doctors told me 3—6 months of good health left. That was a month ago, so you can do the math. I have some of the best doctors in the world. We can't change it, and we just have to decide how we're going to respond to that.
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. If I don't seem as depressed or morose as I should be, sorry to disappoint you. And I assure you I am not in denial.
It's not like I'm not aware of what's going on. My family, my three kids, my wife, we just decamped. We bought a lovely house in Virginia, and we're doing that because that's a better place for the family to be, down the road. And the other thing is I am in phenomenally good health right now.
I mean it's the greatest thing of cognitive dissonance you will ever see is the fact that I am in really good shape. In fact, I am in better shape than most of you.
Pausch goes on to recount his childhood dreams—being in zero gravity, playing in the National Football League, being an author in the World Book Encyclopedia, being Captain Kirk, working for Disney—and what it takes to achieve them: The brick walls are not there to keep us out.
The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough.
And he discloses some valuable lessons learned along the way: I did not make it to the National Football League, but I probably got more from that dream and not accomplishing it than I got from any of the ones that I did accomplish. Your critics are your ones telling you they still love you and care.
We actually don't want our kids to learn football. Teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, et cetera, et cetera. So Alice is a project that we worked on for a long, long time.
It's a novel way to teach computer programming. Kids make movies and games. The head fake, again, we're back to the head fakes. The best way to teach somebody something is to have them think they're learning something else. This thing has already been downloaded well over a million times.
The good stuff is coming in the next version. I, like Moses, get to see the promised land, but I won't get to set foot in it.Logan and Chloe’s dad, Jai’s husband, and my very dear friend, Dr. Randy Pausch.
[applause] Randy Pausch: [responding to a standing ovation] Make me earn it. [laughter] It’s wonderful to be here. What Indira didn’t tell you is that this lecture series used to be called the Last Lecture.
Randy Pausch is the epitome of a person who finds happiness in everything they do and simply enjoys life. Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University with the terminal illness pancreatic cancer. Pausch is an inspiration because of how he handled this terminal illness.
In his book, The Last /5(3). Chris Cercone Peter Palumbo SU 11/18/10 Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor Randy Pausch delivered a highly memorable and inspirational presentation in , entitled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.
Randy got a lot of media attention after his famous “The Last Lecture” speech that he gave at Carnegie Mellon on September 18, The speech was titled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” and if you care a little bit about your life, please please please watch this video from the beginning to the end.
Randy Pausch's Last Lecture On September 18, , Carnegie Mellon professor and alumnus Randy Pausch delivered a one-of-a-kind last lecture that made the world stop and pay attention. It became an internet sensation viewed by millions, an international media story, and a best-selling book that has been published in more than 35 languages.
The Last Lecture is Randy Pausch's last hurrah- a final note to the world and his family about how to live, love and let go. It is beautiful.
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