Really achieving your childhood dreams
October 1, 2007
This post is about a lecture and not primarily about art. But it´s certainly about inspiration.
Professor Randy Pausch (Professor of Human Computer Interaction, Computer Science, and Design) of Carnegie Mellon gives one of the so-called “last lectures”, where a professor gives a lecture as if it was the last one of his life.
For Professor Pausch, diagnosed with cancer and expected to have 3 to 6 months left to live, it was the last one. He calls the lecture: “Really achieving your childhood dreams” and talks about just that. The lecture is one and a half hours long, but it´s worth it. You really won´t notice the time and the end is just, well, what everything is really about.
You´ll hear a wonderful and inspiring life story full of hilarious and moving moments (favourite lovable-geek-moment: “future Star wars movies”).
The brick wall metaphor will stay with me for a long time.
And good teachers make all the difference.