THE LAST LECTURE is a book by Randy Pausch. I would love to be quoting this or that from the book, but I just read it during the last 3 days that it was available to me on Kindle as a library loan. So the text is no longer in my hands to quote. But, it is best I don’t quote it, you will love reading it.
Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. The University has a program asking professors to give a Last Lecture as if it were their last time on earth and what message they would impart. Well, it was Mr Pausch’s last few months on earth by way of pancreatic cancer when unbeknownst he was asked to give the lecture.
Besides Randy Pausch telling/demonstrating how to die, he tells/demonstrates to us how to live. The book imparts lots and lots of wisdom as one of the many documents he was leaving to guide his children when he would not be there to do so in person.
I have just listened to the actual lecture Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams and think I got more out of reading the book. Either way, his advice is a win-win.