Reflection Paper About Randy's Creed

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In my opinion, Pausch follows a creed of living life to the fullest. I know that sounds cliché, but he’s not going to waste the time that he has left. He repeatedly stresses that one should have fun in everything a person does because no one never knows how much time they have left. He is constantly striving to do his best with his time by continuing to follow his childhood dreams. By presenting his last lecture, he is purposely sharing how he successfully completed his childhood dreams, even though he was limited on time. My creed is spending my life on things that make me happy. I’m not sure how much time I have left but I know that the rest of my days will be dedicated to staying happy. If I were to compare my creed to Randy’s creed, I would say that our views are relatively similar. He believes that people should have fun with everything that they do, and I believe that people should live life doing things that make you happy. Randy and Jai were in a long distance relationship and things ended up not as easy as they expected. This causes Randy to say, “Look, I 'm going to find a way to be happy, and I 'd really love to be happy with you, but if I can 't be happy with you, then I 'll find a way to be happy without you” (78). He doesn’t want Jai…show more content…
Randy’s pancreatic cancer limits his time to only 3 to 6 months. Therefore, he was rushed to complete his overall goals in life. In his lecture, he explained, “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people” (Pausch 73). He’s saying that there will be obstacles in your life and you can choose to overcome them or choose to let them overcome you. If you want something bad enough, you have to prove it and I feel like this quote shows how important fighting for happiness should
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