EDUC The Last Lecture
Share with your classmates the reaction you had to Dr. Pausch's Last Lecture video.
Does it make you think differently about chasing your own dreams and goals? Why or
why not? What stuck out to you most from his video? What was your overall
impression of Randy Pausch's lecture and discuss any effect his words have on your
I was truly inspired by listening to Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture. When hearing Dr.
Pausch say that he did not want to be an “object of pity” really resonated with me
when it came to looking into my own outlook on life. As a father and husband, who is
diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and only months to live, he redefines what
it is like to have childhood dreams and accomplishing them. Dr. Pausch made me
think, rethink and gave me a sense of unlimited ability to chase my dreams, the crazier
the better. The professor’s exuding abundance of optimism forced in the arguably
worst and uncomfortable situation there is, gives no reason for anyone else to chase
my own dreams. What really stood out to me was when Pausch said “I am dying soon,