“Almost all of us have childhood dreams; for example, being
an astronaut, or making movies or video games for a living.
Sadly, most people don’t achieve theirs, and I think that’s a
Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams (also referred to as “The Last Lecture”) was a lecture given by Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor Randy Pausch on September 18, 2007 that received a large amount of media coverage, and was the base for The Last Lecture, a New York Times best-selling book.
Pausch had been diagnosed with a terminal pancreatic cancer on September 19, 2006. His doctors later told him that he had only three to six months of good health left.
During the lecture, Pausch was upbeat and humorous…