Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams


Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. For more on Randy, visit: www.cmu.edu Learn how to support the Randy Pausch Memorial Bridge, visit: www.cmu.edu

25 thoughts on “Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

  1. this guy may have died from cancer but his wise words of wisdom will live on through the ages

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  2. i liked it a lot it showed that,life is unpredictable. Find the movie at BestMovieEver. n e t

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  5. God is ANGRY with the wicked EVERYDAY – Psalm 7:11 FEAR GOD AND DEPART FROM EVIL- Proverbs 3:7 REPENT OR PERISH- Luke 13:5 HELL FIRE BURNS FOREVER! REPENT NOW! HE WHO COVERS HIS SIN WILL NOT PROSPER, BUT HE WHO CONFESSES AND FORSAKES THEM SHALL HAVE MERCY- PROVERBS 28:13 REPENT OF YOUR SINS AND FLEE TO JESUS CHRIST, WHO ALONE HAS POWER TO SAVE! Let the Wicked forsake his ways, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let Him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him. Isaiah 55:7

  6. God is ANGRY with the wicked EVERYDAY – Psalm 7:11 FEAR GOD AND DEPART FROM EVIL- Proverbs 3:7 REPENT OR PERISH- Luke 13:5 HELL FIRE BURNS FOREVER! REPENT NOW! HE WHO COVERS HIS SIN WILL NOT PROSPER, BUT HE WHO CONFESSES AND FORSAKES THEM SHALL HAVE MERCY- PROVERBS 28:13 REPENT OF YOUR SINS AND FLEE TO JESUS CHRIST, WHO ALONE HAS POWER TO SAVE! Let the Wicked forsake his ways, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let Him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him. Isaiah 55:7

  7. I saw this in school! I mean, not this lecture, but I saw clips of it. I also wrote an essay type thing about him.. He was a good man!

  8. This was the guy who inspired me to buy a second monitor for my computer… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. wow. this guy made me really rethinkn about my goals in life. i will forever quote him

  10. @punkmario06 Exactly! I don’t know if I will watch the whole thing, but the few minutes I watched allready are just great. Normally I get bored really quick with speeches, but not with this guy, let’s see how long I can take it ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I am for the first time listening to “the last lecture” of this guy but I must say that this guy, Randy Pausch, is a quintessential about how one can happily, creatively, excitingly, meaningfully, and bravely live a fulfilling life and can lead others to do the same.

  12. What an advantage, knowing when and how you will die! How terrifying for the rest of us, not knowing when and how to be taken into that great beyond!

  13. 1:02:00 No one “decides” this. Motivational speaking in my experience has invariably displayed a complete ignorance of neurology and cognitive science and the diversity of the human mind.

    And there is no point in being exuberant when there is no reason to be so, or worse in the face of serious problems. It is tantamountly unhealthy to persist in a delusion of happiness.

  14. i cant believe that 1516 people dis-liked this, and im not saying this because its wrong that they disliked it because hes dead and its insensative, im sayin it because hes genuinly freaking hilarious and touches on some really damn good points about life. 1516 people seemingly have given up on theres already, proberbly sat at their computers 24/7 too

  15. Wow words can not describe him. Incredible would be an extreme understatement!

  16. I really appreciate his talk and all, and think he is a wonderful person. But I fail to see the point of this speech. To me it seems like it was, for the most part, a reflection on his life. [Other than the part about how your dreams come to you]. Would someone care to enlighten me?

  17. @arpeggio1358
    Hello, yes I realise he died in 2008. Pancreatic cancer ussually takes out its victims within a year of diagnosis. He was a talented man and made some great contributions to others lives, It was inspirational to watch this.

    My comment was not directed at Randy rather at leparditas, his/her comments are on the next page of this video’s comments thread. Scroll down to my previous post and click on the blue @leparditas link to see the post I was commenting on.

  18. I used his speech in speech and debate tournaments, and because of this speech I am now the state champion of my event. This man is truly inspirational, his message was so pure, so important for our lives. His death is a tragedy. However with this speech he has benefited millions of people and we are truly indebted to him for his wisdom.

  19. I’m so glad I have been able to experience Randy’s message. He was a truly genuine guy with a great heart. I will be sure to show the book/video to everyone i know. I will especially show this to my kids if I have children in the future. Randy is an example of what it is to truly LIVE. He shows us how hard work, integrity, and dreams will help us have a positive outlook on life and to appreciate all the little things in life that we may take for granted. RIP Randy and God bless your famlily

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