As a young kid I remember asking my Dad why successful and famous people die young..
My Dad’s initial response: “I don’t know”. But he quickly added..May be its just that God loves successful people. He wants them with him. So he takes them away quickly. But God is also kind becuase he always send them back, when and where he feels; that we the humans need them.
This morning when I read the first news that Randy Pausch is no more. The earth broke beneath my feet.
This is the man who has just started to change the world. The world has lost an amazing motivator, inspirational speaker ( the famous “Last Lecture” series) and above all a humble teacher whose philosophy of life was just unparalleled.
Personally I have a hard time finding words to describe this great man. The whole world knows him as an internet icon, professor and a author. Many know him as a man who had big dreams growing up and realized those dreams in a big way.
I have never met Randy in person, but have heard and seen him speak on recordings. Here is a recording of Randy’s infamous “Last Lecture”. This was recorded at Carnegie Mellon’s McConomy Auditorium Where Randy delivered a powerful, impactful speech to a packed audience.
My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends