The Last Lecture

At a commencement speech at his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon, Randy Pausch said, “We don’t beat the reaper by living longer. We beat the reaper by living well. The question is, what do we do between the time we’re born and the time he shows up?”

In this clip from ABC news, Randy shares the values he hopes to pass on to his three children for whom the “last lecture” was written.

Journal about anything that struck you about the interview.

Describe what you believe “living well” is.

Reflect over your week/month/year. Are you living well? Why/why not?

What could you do to devote more of your time/effort to “living well?”