Friday, November 09, 2007

Hero Indeed

I have written often about the need for heroes, about the need for our culture to redefine success and what it means, and about the importance of setting our values on the things that really matter. This video is a reminder of that even today, if we're willing to look, we can still find heroes...

(YouTube Writeup)

Randy Pausch set the tone early on yesterday at his farewell lecture at Carnegie Mellon University.

"If I don't seem as depressed or morose as I should be, sorry to disappoint you," said Dr. Pausch.

It is probably the last public speech Dr. Pausch will give anywhere. The 46-year-old computer science professor and father of three preschoolers has incurable pancreatic cancer. Doctors have given him months to live.

Yet, standing at the podium in McConomy Auditorium on the campus yesterday, Randy Pausch did not focus on impending death. Instead, he celebrated the chance he had been given to live the life he always had dreamed of.

Note: You can find all ten videos on my video channel: