It’s hard to find words to describe this presentation by Professor Randy Pausch at Carnegie Mellon University. Titled “Really Achieving your Childhood Dreams,” Prof. Pausch’s lecture is a wake-up call, an entertaining how-to manual on how to truly live our lives. It’s an hour-and-a-half long and worth every second.

[Link to movie @ Google Video]

Thanks to Jason for sharing this via Facebook. I think he found it via Michael Arrington’s Techcrunch, who in turn found it via Meetro‘s founder.

Bonus: If, like me, you were ever part of the Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality scene, you’ll enjoy this lecture even more.

One of my favorite quotes from this lecture was when he talks about the value of criticism and why it’s a good thing: “When you’re screwing up and nobody says anything anymore, that means they gave up.

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