RIP, Randy Pausch

July 25, 2008

The insprational Randy Pausch of “Last Lecture” fame has died:

Flashing his rejection letters on the screen, he talked about setbacks in his career, repeating: “Brick walls are there for a reason. They let us prove how badly we want things.” He encouraged us to be patient with others. “Wait long enough, and people will surprise and impress you.” After showing photos of his childhood bedroom, decorated with mathematical notations he’d drawn on the walls, he said: “If your kids want to paint their bedrooms, as a favor to me, let ’em do it.”

In case you haven’t seen it, here it is. It’s more than an hour long, but I guarantee it’s better than anything you can find on TV tonight, even if your cable doesn’t go out.

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One Response to “RIP, Randy Pausch”

  1. Jon Olinger Says:

    I was saddened today by the news. Randy Pausch was an inspiration in so many ways. Anyone who has watched his lectures and followed his life over the past year will learn a new definition for “positive attitude”


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