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I've been doing some light reading.
for a little mind picking,
and to chase the bore bunnies away.
If you were given the chance, to give one last lecture before you die, what would you talk about?
Let us ponder on that for a moment.
I've got my nose stuck in a book, The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. And thus far, it has been an enlightening read. In a nutshell, its about a man, diagnosed with cancer, who gives a final lecture on achieving childhood dreams.
His lecture is captured on video, and he wished that the video be shown to his kids (still infants) when they grow up, so that they know what kind of person that he, their dad, was.
I wont go into the details of the content of the book, ill leave that for you to go read for yourself.
It does peak my interest though, the idea the book provokes.
As an individual, what knowledge, wisdom or any sort of contribution can you impart onto the world? What legacy can you leave behind, for your children to recognize? What will they remember you by, when you're six feet under.
When your life is finite and is able to be measured in numbers, what will you do to make sure that you've lived your life.
Reading through the book, i've stopped many times to ponder on some of the things said.
Brick walls are there for a reason. They're not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.
Its funny how things make sense when other people say it. How things are complicated when you try to think about it yourself.
This is one of the things that hit me like a rock onto the head.
Well, i know i've not tried hard enough at somethings, given up when the first sign of trouble shows itself.
I've been shying away from the brick wall unknowingly.
I could go on about the things said in this book. But that would be unjust of me to those who have not read it.
so why not kan?
Head towards your nearest bookstore and pick it up.
If it does not inspire you, contact me. We'll talk about it over a cup of tea.
One Hundred Sixty Eight
2 weeks ago