One More Lesson

One More Lesson

“A lot of professors give talks titled “The Last Lecture.” Maybe you’ve seen one. It has become a common exercise on college campuses. Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can’t help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? For years, Carnegie Mellon had a “Last Lecture Series.” But by the time organizers got around to asking me to do it, they’d renamed their series “Journeys,” asking selected professors “to offer reflections on their personal and professional journeys.” There wasn’t a lot of life in that description, but I agreed to go with it. I was given the September slot.

At the time, I already had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but I was optimistic.” – Randy Pausch.

In this episode, Loudspeaker talks about our final moments and lessons we want to leave with the world.

The Loudspeaker staff recites Brook Abitz’s Communication Analysis from the 2007-2008 speech season. Brook competed at Kansas State University.

What wisdom would you try to impart to the world if you knew it was your last chance? Loudspeaker asked one of our mentors Craig Brown (Instructor and Director of Forensics at Kansas State) to tell us what his “Last Lecture” would be about. Part One’s title is a parody of the novel, “Tuesdays with Morrie”

Music: “True (Instrumental)” by CM AKA Creative & “Brand New” by Mosaic Mosaic

Photo: Designed by Chandler Johnson.

Check out Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams below.

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams


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