In more than an academic exercise, Professor Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon University, offers advice during his last lecture. Professor Pausch has cancer and is expected live only a few months.
He talks about his childhood dreams that he achieved, how setbacks invoke creativity, and how people's goodness will surprise you, if you wait long enough.
The lecture was recorded for his young children. The 4 minute video in the Wall Street Journal article is certainly worth watching.
If you knew you would live only a few months, what would you record for your family, friends, colleagues, students, and clientele? What advice would you give? What would you describe as important? Who would you thank?
The entire lecture can be found Randy Pausch's Last Lecture - UPDATE on ETC Global News.