On Last Lectures and Reflections

I just finished a book entitled The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch last night. The book is very well written. It’s like a series of blog posts. He was diagnosed with a terminal pancreatic cancer and months before dying, he gave this last lecture (Really Achieving your Childhood Dreams) in Carnegie Mellon where he also served as a professor in Computer Science for several years.

The book and the last lecture are sort of a legacy from him. Months before his death, he made these last pieces of himself for him to be remembered by his friends, family and by all the people out there.

The book is nice. Very easy to read. Light even. But coming from a family with a cancer victim, my mom who died almost 4 years ago with lung cancer, I can’t help but be emotional. Honestly, every time I pick up this book and start reading, I always cry. It’s very relatable. Well, at least for me.

It’s not just about dying. It’s about family, friends and being a legacy yourself. Be an inspiration. Achieve those childhood dream of yours. Remember, we don’t have all the time in the world.

One thought on “On Last Lectures and Reflections

  1. Since I heard about this I thought of reading it but I never got to it…
    Life happens sometimes. 😦
    Anyway, I think this is a sign. My mom lost her battle with lung Ca also. It’s been 10 years but wounds are still fresh. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Take it easy.

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