Randy Pausch The Last Lecture Analysis

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Who are the Real Motivators? 1. In The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch, the author, looks back upon many of his precious memories. As a college professor, he find that various actions the students take relate to his past. For example, criticism helps. Pausch states that as a young boy, he had a football coach who was involved in the game in college and therefore liked to be tough on the boys. When Randy was kept late after practice one day, another coach pointed out that “When you’re screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore that means they’ve given up on you” (Pausch 37). Pausch reminds the reader that “You may not want to hear it, but your critics are often the ones telling you they still love and care about you, and want to make you

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