Sunday, July 19, 2009

Stumped by Randy Pausch

I was watching Randy Pausch's lecture on time management on youtube. IF youhaven't already watched it, I suggest you do. Here is the link:

There are a few of Randy Paush's videos in youtube including his, bu now famous, "The Last Lecture." He is an amazing speaker and I have listened to a couple of his lectures over a dozen times.

In the Time Management lecture, Randy refers to doing things you really love. He said make a list of 100 things you want to do before you die. His clarified that the number was not cast in stone but was merely a starting point. I thought about it for a long time. Deeply. And guess what, I was struggling to out even one item on my list!!

This came as a rude shock to me. It means all my childhood dreams and passions have somehow left me (or lying dormant deep inside me) in the fast-pace of life. I asked a couple of my friends and most had trivial things to say like "world tour", etc..nothing which, I guessed, had any deep meaning to them.

I suggest that you also stop and think about it. Think about all the things you want to do in life before you die.

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