Friday, 11 April 2008

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch


ISK said...

"Experience is what you get, when you dont get ehat you want."

And the people Vs Things part was really really Coooool.

It was a touching Lecture but I think that this person has lost some nerves due to the fact that he has a very little time to live. (I felt so)

khany said...

we are all on borrowed time. only some of us are conscious of our finite term while others choose to live heedlessly as if there is no returning back.

Syra said...

@khany, ah..your comment reminded of this hadith "Be in the world as though you were a stranger or a wayfarer" Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H)

and this one is relevant too

"This world is a paradise for the non-believer and a prison for the believer"

@Isk, All the points made in the lecture are fab! I liked them all.

Here are my lecture notes:

-Any thing is possible and we shouldn't lose that spirit
-When you are doing a bad job and no body is pointing it out to you anymore thats when they have given up on you. The opposite behavior shows that they care.
-the brick walls are there for a reason, there are not there to keep us out but to show us how much we want it
-sense of fun and wonder should never go away
-mothers are people who will love you even when you pull their hair =)
-the value of "people" vs "things"
- integrity in life
- tell the truth
- there are three parts to apology
- i m sorry
- it was my fault
- how do i make it right
most people skip the third part and thats where sincerity shows
- no one is pure evil, if you wait a bit they will show you their good side, so you have to be patient
-complaining and whining doesn't solve the problem. you can spend your finite time complaining or by choosing to play the game hard
-if u lead the life the right way the karma will take care of itself, if you live properly the dream will come to you
-Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted

ISK said...


But its the whole lecture. Isn't it.

Syra said...

yes, it is :)

teeB@ said...

its awesome its too good, thnx Syra for bringing it up!

it touched my soul till inner depths!

Farhan Hafeez said...

"Dreams will come to you" .... Thanks alot for sharing :) ...

Farhan Hafeez said...

It was very very good .. I downloaded it .. let me know if someone from office needs it :)

Saira Andleeb said...

@Syra: "inner depths of souls" ... "dreams" ... yikes ! i better stay away from this :P

bilal farooq said...

zabardast! simply awesome!!!
i agree with everything the professor says...

@Farhan: plz share it

Sameer said...

finally got time to check this... its awesome syra! Thanks for sharing! :)

M. Hassan M. said...

Touchy ending...

I would say it is Motivational. The message I get from it is:

It matters a lot how you see life. Everyone has to die but hey LOOK !!! you have a life to live.

khany said...

also reminds me of the hadith:
“If the Hour (the day of Resurrection) is about to be established and one of you was holding a palm shoot, let him take advantage of even one second before the Hour is established to plant it.”

randy pausch shows a postivism which is not unlike that prescribed by the prophet (peace be upon him).