Reflection On The Last Lecture By Randy Pausch

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In one’s life, there are bound to be times where events or things happen that get in the way of a dream or goal. It’s easy to blame the obstacle in these situations as the root of failure, but that’s not actually the case according to Randy Pausch. His understanding of obstacles or “brick walls” as he states, “brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want something.” In Pausch’s book, The Last Lecture, there are many instances throughout his life where a brick wall has come up, but it hasn’t stopped him from achieving most of his childhood dreams. Everyone at some point in their life will have a time where an obstacle may uprise, causing potential conflict with things such as morals/values, decision making, …show more content…
Growing up, your family are supposed to be the ones that help you through your rough times, but for me, they put me through the rough times. My mother’s side of the family have always told me that when I grew up, I would amount to nothing and would basically be a waste of space. Trying to stay positive about life while your family is constantly tearing you down becomes more difficult the worse the negative comments get. I have overcome these comments because of my close friends and my dad giving me words of wisdom and positivity throughout my life. As long as one person believes in you along with yourself, you can truly be unstoppable. Another issue when I was growing up and is still a brick wall today is not being financially stable. My family has never had money, we are considered the lower class of the economy. This was difficult throughout my life because I wasn’t able to get the basic necessities that everyone else could due to money issues. I am not able to afford getting sick or receiving an injury because there’s no way to pay for these things. This can ruin some people, such as getting into debt for example, but I don’t let it get the best of me. The way I have overcome this obstacle is by couponing. It sounds weird, but becoming an extreme couponer has saved my family and myself from going deep into debt. I simply search grocery stores around my area and check what the couponing policy for the store is. I’m able to get my coupons from friends, family, and local recycle bins where people throw their newspapers

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