What if you had an opportunity to speak to a gathering of friends and family about your values and principles? And what if you knew that the end of your life was imminent? What would you share? What would be the focus of your speech?
Colleges and Universities around the country have been inviting faculty to imagine that they had one last opportunity to speak. They call this the "Last Lecture Series". For Randy Pausch, 46, a professor at Carnegie-Mellon University, this is not a hypothetical situation. He has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given mere weeks to live. The September 20, 2007 edition of the Wall Street Journal has an article about his inspirational speech. To see excerpts from Professor Pausch's moving and surprisingly humorous lecture, click here.