Randy Pausch had a wife, three small children and the job of his dreams. Everything seemed to be going perfectly, but then he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The cancer eventually got worse and the diagnosis was terminal since it became close to a dozen tumors. When Randy decided to give his lecture he didn't want it to be on him dying or on how his life went but on how to achieve childhood dreams. One part of the lecture was on “how to live your life” and what”worked for him”; adding so many principles Randy gave examples on how this things reflected his life. He mentioned things like “all you have to do is ask”, “show gratitude” and “ no job is beneath you” Hidden inside many of the principles that Randy mentioned are two that are especially working for me today.
One thing that Randy thought was important was “don’t obsess over what people think”. Being a 17 year old senior at a local high school this also is a very important principle in my life. The society we live in today enables us to live in a world filled with stereo types and ways things “should be done” .