Reflection On The Last Lecture

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Last Lecture An Irish proverb states, “You cannot read a book without learning something”. This is true in many ways, especially in The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. Randy Pausch was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer before he started writing his book.. The book is a collection of stories that the author wrote in order to teach the reader lessons that could help them in life. I learned things not only through his stories, but also through the way he reacted to his diagnoses and short time to live. This book helped me learn things not only about myself, but also about the rest of the world. When I first picked up this book, my impression was that it was going to be dejected and depressing book about a guy that was dying. But once I started reading it, it was at some parts, but it was mostly reflective and had some funny and happy parts. My thinking was that a guy that knew he was about to die would write a book that was upsetting and would make people pity him, but it was almost the opposite. He wrote a book that expressed the things that he had learned in his life. He used some his last days to write a book to help people. This made me understand that this man was dying and still lived his life to the fullest in his final months, while I am perfectly …show more content…
He gave his last lecture on September 18, 2007, it was entitled “Really achieving your Childhood Dreams”. He wanted to leave it as a message for his children to have a memory of his. Also, he tried to spend as much time with his children as he could. Sadly, he passed away on July 25, 2008 in his home in Chesapeake, VA. Overall, this teaches many things that are valuable in life and helped me realize things that I previously hadn’t known before reading it. This book proves that you really can’t read a book without learning

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