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#189680 - 11/02/07 01:11 PM A good wake-up call
Still Offline

Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 7011
Loc: FEMA Region 1
I think this YouTube clip is well worth your time to watch.

Though our childhoods are disasters, what he says in this lecture are true.

I'm wondering what my last lecture would be about.

#189686 - 11/02/07 01:30 PM Re: A good wake-up call [Re: Still]
Hauser Offline

Registered: 11/12/05
Posts: 2963
Loc: United States
Thank you for posting this Rob, I USED to be a "Tiger", but the abuse made me forget how.

Seriously guys, I remember having aspirations of being a surgeon when I was a boy. I remember knowing all the major organs of the body when I was in 2ond grade, (I was a little weak on memorizing all the bones though lol). My Dad bought me a Grey's Anatomy book just after I was then I had lost interest in it.


#189701 - 11/02/07 04:04 PM Re: A good wake-up call [Re: Hauser]
dgoods Offline

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 622
Loc: Richmond area
"This clip is no longer available due to a copyright claim by the EIP group"

...oh, well...

Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

-William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Sc. III

#189704 - 11/02/07 04:44 PM Re: A good wake-up call [Re: dgoods]
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Registered: 11/12/05
Posts: 2963
Loc: United States
Just search for Randy Pausch at

Look for a video clip of his final speech. I really don't know what to think of this honestly. What I did not like was that he implied that the way that I think of myself is a matter of choice. It is not. Maybe being sexually abused was the last thing on his mind. Another thing that bothered me was how he had "great parents". I mean, I'm happy for him, but I'm also green with envy.


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