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10/23/07 7:58 P

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He was on Oprah yesterday... it was a very inspirational show.

Sometimes one takes life for granted... he reminded me to live in the moment and enjoy each day.


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10/23/07 1:29 P

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You must be the change you want to see in the world. -
Mahatma Gandhi

The only angels we need invoke are those of our better nature: reason, honesty, and love. The only demons we must fear are those that lurk inside every human mind: ignorance, hatred, greed, and faith, which is surely the devil's masterpiece.-Sam Harris

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10/23/07 11:58 A

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Wow...just had to share this!

Randy Pausch is a married father of three, a very popular professor at Carnegie Mellon University—and he is dying. He is suffering from pancreatic cancer, which he says has returned after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Doctors say he has only a few months to live.

In September 2007, Randy gave a final lecture to his students at Carnegie Mellon that has since been downloaded more than a million times on the Internet. "There's an academic tradition called the 'Last Lecture.' Hypothetically, if you knew you were going to die and you had one last lecture, what would you say to your students?" Randy says. "Well, for me, there's an elephant in the room. And the elephant in the room, for me, it wasn't hypothetical."

You can find the entire lecture here, including transcripts:

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