The Reflection Of The Last Experience, By Randy Paausch

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Being in a position of life or death will make anyone try to become the best person they can become. It’s until the very last moments you will realize what you have experienced throughout your life. When you reflect on those past experiences, there’s a time where you will stop and say “Wow, there is so much I have learned”. Things like that make people like Randy Pausch want to tell people about what they have learned. He was dying of pancreatic cancer, so for his last lecture, he decided to talk about how a person should be focusing on more of the positive parts of their life when they are going through a time of struggle. He had shared some advice that he had gained throughout his life. Because of what he went through, he knew what good advice …show more content…
He said “The brick walls that are in our way are there for a reason… they are there to give us a way to show how much we want it.” He included this metaphor because he dreamed to be an Imagineer at Disneyland. He states that he received many rejection letters, but because of his hardwork and determination, he was able to become an Imagineer. It correlates with his overall theme of his lecture. Being persistent in accomplishing a dream can lead you to achieve what you wanted. He also included something about him as child when he was dreaming of becoming a NFL player. He said “When you’re doing a bad job and nobody points it out to you, that’s when they’ve given up on you.” He said this after he told a story about him practicing football. He said his coach was always on him if he messed up. But he knew that meant that he was trying to help him become better. Having people in your life to motivate you is a huge part of success. If there is no backbone of a dream, there is not much that can be done. So when pursuing a goal and are stuck somewhere, always persevere and don’t be afraid to ask for …show more content…
He says that to do so, you have to work and play well with others. He explains how to live like this by giving three simple rules; tell the truth, apologize, and wait until people show you their good side. Before this, he said “I am dying soon and I am choosing to have fun today, tomorrow, and every other day I have left.” In the beginning of this lecture he said “If I’m not morose enough for you, I’m sorry to disappoint but I don’t choose to be an object of pity… todays talk is not about death, it’s about life.” What he means is that even though he was dying he knew that he wasn’t going to hold onto that for the rest of his days. He wanted to remain happy through life and death and to reflect on how he dealt with his struggles in the past. This advice was given to the audience because he wants to let the listeners know that whatever you are going through there will always be a light in the times of darkness. When faced with death, for example, remember that you don’t want to constantly get hung up on the fact that you are dying. Remember that if there is a finite amount of time left, spend it like there is no tomorrow, literally. Being truthful to yourself and others and apologizing when you know you are wrong, can help you live to your full potential. Make things right with yourself and others and then there will be only memories of being a good person. Randy Pausch lived by these rules because he

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