Dec. 17, 2008
The Last Lecture written by Randy Pausch was one of the most inspiring speeches I have ever listened to. Fighting terrible odds against pancreatic cancer Randy Pausch still found a way to brighten his light at the end of the tunnel. He created his final speech so that in twenty years his children can look back and see how great his father was. This was a way to say goodbye to his children. The Last lecture was all about achieving your childhood dreams.
Randy’s opening line was a little odd but as you listen on it amazes you how it makes sense. He starts off by letting the audiences know that “It’s wonderful to be here.” Even though he is going to pass away in the next couple of months he was not going to let anyone bring him down. In his speech he used humor to describe his situation. Randy never said he was a professor or anything like that but he still showed the cat scans anyways. And before he could get into real detail he showed the audience an outline of what he would and would not talk about in his speech.
Randy clearly stated everything that he was about to explain to the audience. He started off with his ideas and dreams he wanted when he was growing up. He started in order, since he was three years old all the way till now. It was fun to follow along and to listen about his dreams and ideas because you knew you and so many others had the same ones. Randy would use stories that many people would believe but then a couple of seconds later he would either show you a video or a picture to prove that it was true. At first you begin to think these stories are very random but then once he is done telling the story he then explains to you the real meaning of what he was trying to get across. He was very clear of his point, and that it was to live your life to the fullest and to not let anyone bring you down.
Towards the end of his speech he started to wrap everything up by going over all of the...