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The Last Lecture: The Legacy Edition
The Last Lecture: The Legacy Edition: Enhanced with Audio and Video | Randy Pausch
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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." --Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.
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Afternoon read time!

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Let‘s talk about reading Reading Nooks!! This is mine - taking the entire living of the upper floor of my house.. that also serves as my yoga corner! What‘s your favourite #readingnook? Upload a picture and do tag me! I‘d love to see them ❤️

#readingcorner #myfavouritebook #thelastlecture #randypausch

Eggs Love your space love the bookshelves! I'd send a pic but mines a mess at the moment 2y
Cindyelizavaz @Eggs it‘s running out of space.. 😅 probably need to fit another shelf in there somehow! 2y
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#MarchIntoOz #HelpingHand I havnt read this yet , but I think it will be a real helping hand for all of us on life‘s journey ❤️

Cinfhen Get the tissues😭😭😭😭😭 2y
dariazeoli Yes, @cinfhen is right! 2y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @dariazeoli I‘ll get the tissues when the time comes 👍🏻. I don‘t mind a good cry every now & then ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Cinfhen It‘s actually an inspiring and motivational cry @Cathythoughts Right?!?!?! @dariazeoli 2y
Cathythoughts @cinfhen @dariazeoli that‘s a great cry ✨straight from the heart ❤️ 2y
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The Last Lecture have been my all time favourite book for the longest time. As a kid, I‘ve always loved dancing, and hoped to one day be a dancer. Now that I‘m an adult and dancing is not exactly an option (except for the occasional clubbing), I find myself so drawn to Yoga. Picked it up about 4 months ago and here I am - doing the dancer pose, while reading The Last Lecture ;) #howyogisread #readingyoga #thelastlecture #randypausch

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s awesome! 👏🏻💕I would be in big trouble if I tried a move like that!!! 2y
Kaye Sure wish I could do that. If I tried it, it‘d be called Old Lady Broken Hip. 2y
GatheringBooks awesome pose!!! :) 2y
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Cindyelizavaz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you!! It took a bit of a practice to learn this pose and I‘ve got to thank my husband for being so patient with all these photo taking. 🤪 2y
Cindyelizavaz @Kaye actually, I‘ve always had very tough bones and not flexible at all! 😆 But I‘ve been practicing all these stretches on a daily basis and I now have a pretty flexible back but no arms strength for the lifting poses 🙊 2y
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The second completed audiobook for February. This one was wonderful, and I full heartedly recommend it. ♥️ #audiobook #my2018 #readingstats

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#NuYear #MyLastDay Professors are sometimes asked to give lectures on what wisdom they would impart if they knew it was their last chance. Soon after Dr. Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, accepted that challenge, he learned he had months to live. This book, which is his “lecture” will change the way you live❣️
Get the tissues 😭 https://youtu.be/ji5_MqicxSo

Gezemice Sounds amazing. 2y
Cinfhen It‘s unbelievable @Gezemice 2y
Cathythoughts Oh this sounds like something I would love , thankyou ! I‘m stacking. (edited) 2y
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TrishB Is it NF? 2y
Cinfhen Yes 💔I know you don't like real life sad but there is so much positivity from this slim book. It's absolutely inspirational @TrishB 2y
Kalalalatja I didn‘t know “last lectures” was a thing - it isn‘t in Denmark, as far as I know. But it sounds really interesting and sad 💔 2y
LauraBeth I watch this video every year ❤️ 2y
TrishB I think I could possibly be sucked in by the inspirational bit! 2y
KarenUK Sounds amazing.... definitely going to read this 💕💔 2y
Cinfhen It's really moving @KarenUK 2y
emilyhaldi Oh man! Stacking, but also scared I can‘t handle 😭😭😭 2y
Mdargusch Not sure I could read this. 😢 2y
Redwritinghood I watched the video of this and it is actually very inspiring while also being quite sad. 2y
Cinfhen As sad as this book seems it's actually so inspiring @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Kalalalatja the author will make u laugh and cry and believe and hope💜it's really about love and wonder - it's brilliant @TrishB I couldn't agree more @Redwritinghood 2y
Leftcoastzen You can‘t help being sad but I really got so much from the lecture and the book.Thanks for the post. 2y
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MyNamesParadise Screen shotted that quote! 3y
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Yes. Definitely #inspiring. I need to re-read!
#photoadaynov16 day 3

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When you are heading into the familiar patterns of throwing for yourself a full-blown pity party because your job is sucky/your boyfriend is being a turd/your kitty is sick/life just isn't perfect right now, you skip the pity-party-plans and you get some perspective.

Sea.fisher01 I ugly cried through this 3y
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My boyfriend's aunt is the property manager at my apartment complex, and she has asked me to help her start a library at the office for the residents. I started gathering some at the thrift store today. Just call me The Curator! 🤓📚📖

Gayan Did you pick out all my favorites on purpose? 😉 3y
GinaAnderson Good start and what a fun task! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin What a great idea. And lots of fun for you! I'd love to organize a library like that. 📚👍🏼 3y
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jessberk13 @Gayan I did really well at the thrift store today! Check out my previous post to see what I grabbed for myself! 😁 3y
jessberk13 @GinaAnderson @PurpleyPumpkin I'm so excited to do it! 3y
OrangeMooseReads That is a fantastic idea! 3y
Gayan @jessica I saw, you had an epic day! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin You'll have to post the finished product. I'd love to see pics of it! 3y
Soubhiville Wow you found a bunch of really good ones! Lucky residents! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great finds! 3y
ApoptyGina69 Terrific opportunity. I'd go overboard! 📚 3y
LeahBergen Oh, fun! 3y
SeeJanRead Great choices! 3y
BookMusings So fun!!! 3y
AWahle Nice variety there! I loved helping people choose books when I worked at a bookstore. 3y
Hazel0303 How fun! 3y
Bookzombie That's great! 3y
OffTheBeatenShelf.com I wish my apartment complex had a library!! 3y
Bookcation74 What an awesome idea! 3y
Emily92Bibliophile That's a wonderful idea! 3y
jpmcwisemorgan Ready Player One is a great choice. It should appeal to a lot of people because it has gaming and 80s pop culture, plus friendship, a little intrigue, and fun. 3y
StephBengtson Such a great selection! I want to live there! 3y
jessberk13 @PurpleyPumpkin I definitely will! 3y
jessberk13 @ApoptyGina69 I have big ideas for this project! 😊💡 3y
jessberk13 @AWahle I'm starting to think I missed my calling! 3y
jessberk13 @jpmcwisemorgan I thought so too! I really enjoyed reading it. I might add notes to some of the lesser known ones, like "read this if you love the 80s and video games!" 3y
jessberk13 @StephBengtson Come on over! I get a $500 referral bonus if you stay a year 😂😂😂 3y
DebinHawaii What a great stack so far! 📚❤️ 3y
beagle.mama What fun! 3y
jpmcwisemorgan @jessica You could make something like the staff pick cards in bookstores - if you like video games and the 80s, you'll like Ready Player One. A fan of X? Try this book about y. Pair it with this movie on Netflix, and so on. You could really make it a lot of fun. 3y
jessberk13 @jpmcwisemorgan yes!!! So many ideas! 3y
Cortg You got some good ones!!! 3y
Cinfhen Excellent choices!!! 3y
TRANSOM Include a copy of "The DaVinci Code," but glue it shut, just for yucks. 3y
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