I imagine a number of you have seen the video below. I hadn’t. If you haven’t, it’s well worth watching. If you have, it’s well worth watching again.
Here’s the story. Randy Pausch was diagnosed with severe pancreatic cancer a little over a year ago. He underwent all the brutal treatments available, was declared cancer free, then had a virulent recurrence, and has but a few months to live. On September 18 of last year he gave a farewell lecture at Carnegie Mellon University, the institution at which he teaches. The lecture was memorable (to say the least) in that Dr. Pausch didn’t really complain about his situation, but instead is using it to live life to its fullest in the few days he has left. It’s a remarkable lecture and was repeated in abbreviated form on the Oprah show. It is the Oprah show lecture that is in the video below. Unfortunately it is slightly marred by having the camera cut numerous times to the smarmy Mehmet Oz in his too-large suit. But not marred enough to destroy the message. I hope you enjoy it as much as MD and I did.
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