If you have lost a loved one to cancer, it can be a difficult read at times, but you can relate to it even more. I say this without any intent whatsoever of making a value judgment. This shows an unusually high level of maturity and could be used to instruct today's slacker generations, if they cared to be instructed. Sitting there, I know that despite the cancer, I truly believed I was a lucky man because I had lived out these dreams. I recommend this book for fans of memoirs, computer engineering and heart-felt narratives.
The passage where he says that he was the first man ever to fall in love with his daughter made me cry. Pausch's life and all of the lessons he has learned over the years, and it's given me a lot of insight on what I want to do and accomplish in my life. Pausch: The tumors are not yet large enough to affect my health, so all the problems are related to the chemotherapy. The book is divided into 6 parts: 1 the last lecture; 2 his six childhood dreams that he basically achieved prior to his lecture; 3 various anecdotes that taught him life lessons; 4 how he inspired others to achieve their dreams; 5 his list of advices for better living and 6 his final messages to his family - 3 kids and wife Jai. On June 26, 2008, Pausch indicated that he was considering stopping further chemotherapy because of the potential adverse side effects.
And how they have the power to cushion the pain when the bad stuff happens. What do I consider my most important lesson in life so far? It quickly summarizes the fear, anxiety, anger but most importantly imparts his version of what's important in a easy eloquent way. And then put dying aside, and get on with your dreams. My father in law was in the hospital at the time, fighting melanoma that had metastacized to his lungs. Listening to his words, he got inspired to write his story that later on brought him international success. It may be that I am particularly sensitive to certain topics, but I didn't enjoy this book. Randy's message will find the right recipient.
Besides, he didn't really follow through with the whole childhood dreams thing. Pausch: Like any teacher, my students are my biggest professional legacy. From 19881997, he taught at the University of Virginia. I will probably burn in hell--well, okay, suffer a few extra millenia in purgatory, maybe--for only giving this book two stars. Pausch was an inspiring and respected professor at Carnegie Mellon and was asked to deliver one final lecture before leaving his position to spend all of the time he could with his young family. Although the author died this year, his wisdom will no doubt be around awhile in this very enlightening book.
Taken from a speech that he wanted to impart to his students, family, friends, - really everyone as he came to grips with his condition. I guess I was expecting something deeper or better written. The pages kept turning as if by themselves, and I was disappointed that the book ran out so soon. Ignore whatever people say, pay attention to what they do این یکی از درس هایی هست که من بارها مصداقش رو دیدم، آدما همیشه از چیزی که دوست دارن باشن حرف می زنن نه چیزی که واقعا هستن. I was so excited to read The Last Lecture when it was published, but instead of finding inspiration, I was deeply disappointed and sometimes downright irritated. The Last Lecture is a book filled with living-life-to-the-fullest advice from a college professor. So, this is not to criticize Pausch and his better life situations were not his fault, it's just that I found it harder to empathize with him.
Read it, discuss it, share it. Randy Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had months to live, from this perspective he The Last Lecture, literally, for a professor with a terminal illness. I knew I couldn't have gone into those subjects on stage without getting emotional. Dream big, reach for the stars now. I cried at one point. I ran across several quotes from the book that I felt were so important that I needed to use my trusty post it notes to mark them for future reference.
One can talk candidly about one's death without having come to terms with the reality of what one's saying. Certainly, I've dedicated a lot of my teaching to helping young folks realize how they need to be able to work with other people--especially other people who are very different from themselves. Though I've always had a healthy sense of self, I knew this lecture needed more than just bravado. Most people think it is depressing, but I am constantly reminded that life is wonderful and remain grateful. I usually despise self-help books as simplistic cure all ills with one fell swoop common sense rephrased to sound profound. Sometimes no means no, and bounda It may be that I am particularly sensitive to certain topics, but I didn't enjoy this book. The author tells us how great his childhood was, then that he accomplished all his childhood dreams, got the girl of his dreams.
Filled with wisdom and wit and heart. I suppose having it published makes that all the more real. It's hard to read this book and not have a good impression of the author. Early on, Pausch confesses to being self-absorbed and arrogant, a warning that the reader should heed. I can tell he was a very good teacher who truly cared about his students. حين قرأت وصية بقراءة كتاب المحاضرة الأخيرة.