Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blog Post 7

Randy Pausch's Last Lecture
This was a very good lecture. During a point of watching it, I actually felt as if I was there. This is a lecture that I would recommend that everyone see. Many kids, and even adultss dont know what they want to do when they grow up. Many of us have no idea as to how to even begin to accomplish there dream.
When he was teaching, he basically had a class that was all about living your dreams. The virtual world that he had his students create was basically a dream world. Mr. Pausch encouraged dreams, he lived them as well as coaching students to do the same.
Randy Pausch's life seemed pretty amazing, he lived many of his dreams. Who else really goes for their dreams, many people think theirs dreams are a long shot. Well, not Randy, he was an imagineer at disney, he played football, he even won many stuffed animals at carnivals, and so much more. When most people are laying on their deathbed, they think of all the stuff that they wish they would have done. Randy had a pretty full life and did get to do many things that he wanted to do, no wonder he is not dwelling in his illness!


  1. Kim,
    I agree that is sure does seem that Randy Pausch reached all of his childhood dreams. I am working on accomplishing mine, but I definitely am no where near closer to completing them.
    However, I think there is so much more to his lecture than just him achieving his dreams. As a teacher, I see so many teachable moments in his lecture. Things which most of us never realize when it's happening, such as what he was learning in football as a boy.
    If you enjoyed the video, you should really read his book "The Last Lecture" as well. Good luck on your mid-terms.


  2. Rachael,
    I am so sorry I called you Kim! I don't even know where I got that from! Again, I'm sorry.


  3. Hi, Rachael!

    How Randy Pausch taught is just as important as how he led his life!

    - Allie