Friday, July 25, 2008

In Honor of the Life and Passing of Randy Pausch

--celebrity + charity + global relief--

Randy Pausch was a Carnegie Mellon professor who made national headlines with a remarkable speech on living an a joyful and fulfilling life, titled ""Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" (with a book to follow titled "The Last Lecture"). In honor of his passing today, we are reposting the speech that has been inspiring lives this year. We send our sincere condolences to his family and friends.


-Never underestimate the importance of having fun. I'm dying and I'm having fun. And I'm going to keep having fun every day because there's no other way to play it.

-Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.

-No one is pure evil. Find the best in everybody. Wait long enough and people will surprise and impress you.

-Brick walls are there for a reason. They are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop people who don't want it badly enough.

-It is not about achieving your dreams but living your life. If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. The dreams will come to you.

-We can't change the cards we're dealt, just how we play the hand. If I'm not as depressed as you think I should be, I'm sorry to disappoint you.

*Pictured Above Jai and Randy Pausch, and their children Logan, front left, Dylan and Chloe.

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