Wednesday, October 10, 2007
How To Live Your Life
Have you heard about the "last lecture" of Randy Pausch? He's a virtual reality professor who is dying of pancreatic cancer at the age of 46. You can check it out here CBS.
He talks about his dreams and lessons learned. How to live your life with honesty and earnestness and enabling others to fulfill their dreams.
I think I was meant to listen to him tonight. I've been moaning about a lot of things lately, having a very dark and negative attitude. He really made me stop and think.
Funnily enough one of the things I've been moaning about is having to paint my youngest daughter's room after the messy chore of my oldest's on the weekend. And she wants different coloured circles on the wall with bright bold colours. Randy showed a picture of the room he painted as a kid and this is what he said:
"If you lead your life the right way, the Karma will take care of itself, the dreams will come to you. And anybody who is out there who's a parent - if your kids want to paint the bedroom - as a favor to me, let them do it. It will be OK. Don't worry about the resale value of the house."
I think I'll let my youngest have her circles. I might even let her paint them herself.