Wisdom from a dying college professor on life
“We don’t beat the reaper by living longer. We beat the reaper by living more fully.” –Randy Pausch
There is a famous saying, live everyday as if it was your last. Are we truly doings things in our daily life is meaningful to us?
Don’t let small or even big things affect how we enjoy one life we have.
Randy Pausch was a professor Computer Science at Carnegie Mellion who learns that he has pancreatic cancer in September 2006 and ultimately given a terminal diagnosis in August 2007 with 3 to 6 months of good health left to live.
In his commencement speech in May 2008, he lays out his advice on how to live life well.
Randy Pausch died of complications few months later on July 25th in 2008.
- “It is not the things that we do in life that we regret on our dead bed, it is the things we do not.”
- Don’t let stupid things and mistake bother you. Go for it.
- Passion. Find your passion. Don’t give up on finding your passion if you have not no matter how late.
- Passion must come from things that fuel you from inside.
- Passion is not in any things or money.
- Passion is grounded in people and relationship you have in people and what they think of you when your time comes.