Randy Paush who in the course of one lecture made thousands of people pause and reflect on their own lives passed away today.
Few people have lived a glorious life, and fewer have had a glorious death. Here is my humble tribute to the great man:
Randy, You couldn’t have done much about the length of your life. The brick wall won this time despite your heroic effort. But in your defeat you demonstrated what you could do with the limited time.
Randy, You changed the quality of the day for others, not just for the people who got in touch with you, but to the thousands of people who came to know you through the Last lecture.
Every time I have discussed your Last Lecture with others, I could discern that you have walked into the consciousness of people and given them confidence, motivation, perspective and direction. Your shining quality of goodness, your personal example of living your dreams radiated in full glory where there was self doubt. You showed what is to live life with courage and conviction in the midst of cowardice and what is to love and live life in a world of lust.
You treated the light things in life very seriously, and the serious things very lightly.
You practiced the highest of arts — the art of living, the art of life itself.
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