Sunday, July 27, 2008

Peace Be With You, Randy Pausch

A beautiful man has succumbed to pancreatic cancer. A man who hopefully, all of you had the chance to read about, hear, and learn from.

Randy Pausch died at the young age of 47. His legacy is his "Last Lecture", at Carnegie Mellon, where he was a Computer Science professor. I first heard about Randy via Oprah's XM radio station. Dr. Mehmet Oz will be replaying the interview with Randy, tomorrow, Monday, July 28th.

Randy wanted to make sure that he lived his life to the fullest, and 'left behind' a message in a bottle for his three young children through his writings and acts.

"But we don't beat the Reaper by living longer. We beat the Reaper by living well," said Dr. Pausch, who urged the graduates to find and pursue their passion. He put an exclamation point at the end of his remarks by kissing his wife, Jai, and carrying her off stage.

Peace be with you Randy as well as with your sweet young family.

May we all live well.

1 comment:

noble pig said...

I know, isn't it so sad. He was truly a special man.