The Last Lecture Essay

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Education has always been an important part of my life, I have always had a certain admiration and value for it. College has not actually transformed my way of thinking, if anything it only reinforced it. A book that challenged and made me deeply acknowledge education and my life was, The Last Lecture, by Randy Paush. The quotes and lessons in this book have truly resonated with me and taught me about living. The lecture stressed the importance of overcoming difficulties, seizing every moment, and supporting the dreams of others. A few quotes that I personally related with was, “Don’t complain, just work harder.” and “we cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” Randy Paush’s, The Last Lecture, is an informational memoir based on the last lecture he gave that was about the power of childhood dreams and the value of achieving them. This book is filled with ideas and observations that Paush wanted to share with his children after he was gone. He was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and only had months to live. Since most professors give a final lecture before retiring, Paush coordinated a last lecture at Carnegie Mellon for himself. Instead of centering his lecture on cancer, it was centered on living and what made him so unique. The characteristic that made him unique was the…show more content…
It only heightened my views and put my beliefs into simple words. The lessons and rules-to-live-by in this novel of anecdotes range from quotes about ourselves to quotes on how we should act with others. This book really makes you question yourself and if you are living your life to your fullest potential. My childhood dream was to go to college to become someone important, so far I seem to be achieving it. This entire novel can be applied to anyone’s life. Randy Pausch was truly an inspirational person, and this memoir will motivate any person who comes upon
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