The Last Lecture

Topics: 2008 singles, Personal life, Sugarland, Randy Pausch, Life, 2009 singles / Pages: 8 (1894 words) / Published: Oct 9th, 2013
The Last Lecture

Whenever you hear about a tragedy that happened like a car crash, someone getting cancer, a mass shooting, someone catching a simple disease and dying. You think to yourself for a second and say, “that’s terrible, why does stuff like that happen in this world. Then you think to yourself of course that would never happen to me. Reading this book and watching the video makes you think that stuff like this happens to ordinary people just like me. Randy Pausch was a very smart man and an amazing professor. I could have never imagined being able to accomplish those things like he did. If I was told I only had six months to live I wouldn’t know how to react at first. Unlike Randy I would be in major denial. I would keeping asking the question why me? What did I do to deserve this? What could I have done to prevent this awful thing from happening to me? Just like Randy I would instantly think about my family and do whatever it takes to make sure they live a good life without me. I would try and make money somehow so that my family was well off after I pass. I’ve always been a person that thinks about other people first. I don’t know why, but that’s just the way I’ve always been. I want everyone around me to be happy, after everyone is happy then I feel happy. If you really think about, everyone lives for the future and never the now. I always have the future on my mind. What am I going to be doing this weekend, what homework do I have to do for tomorrows class, when am I going to graduate, what age is appropriate to get married, how many kids am I going to have, how big of house do I want to live in, how big of house can I afford, where am I going to be living in two years, how much money will I put away each month for retirement when I get a job, am I going to get a job right out of college, what am I going to do if I can’t get a job in my major. You get the idea. I’m always scared for what the future is going to bring me. But when you’re

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