A lot of rofessors give talks titles titled The Lat Lecture. rofessors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they seak, audiences cant hel but mull the same question: What wisdom would we imart 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 ausch, a comuter science rofessor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didnt have to imagine it as his last, science he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams wasnt about dying. It was about the imortance 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 ausch has combined the humor, insiration, and intelligence that made his lecture such a henomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.