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Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (10/23/1960 - 7/25/2008)


Most people view the subject of death in a very solemn manner.

Fortunately for us, Randy Pausch gave us a different attitude about how we should view life and death.

For those who do not know, Randy Pausch was a Carnegie Mellon Professor for many years.

He gave his last lecture on 9/18/2007 in a filled to capacity McConomy Auditorium at the University.

On July 25, 2008, he passed into eternity a happy soul.

I have few words to say about this bright and shining soul who inspired and lifted the hearts of countless people.

For those who know me, I am seldom at a loss for words, but I am now.

I have a deep respect for Randy Pausch and what he shared during his lifetime.

I am at a loss for words only because many people have already said more than I could ever express.

So, to keep this short (difficult for me) I refer you to a video of his last lecture and some links to read what others have said about this great soul who touched and influenced the development of many individuals' lives.

Randy Pausch's last lecture:

ABC news:


Please leave your condolences by using the comments feature found at the end of this article.

It is my hope for each and every soul to experience the standing ovation he received before and after his speech.

We should all have the same attitude as the one Randy Paush stated during the standing ovation before giving his "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" speech: "Make me earn it."

And may we all be blessed enough to hear others shout out in reply: "You did!"

Consultant Girard Frank Bolton, III.
Advocate for Improving Personal, Business and Social Development
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