2008-04-13

Randy Pausch (最後一課)

蘭迪波許 (Randy Pausch) 教授,是著名的 Carnegie Mellon 大學裏,虛擬現實 (Virtual Reality) 的泰斗,同時亦是一位幽默而又了不起的講師。年輕的波許只有四十七歲,但卻患上了胰臟癌,掃瞄裏顯示出十多個腫瘤;醫生認為他只剩下三至六個月生命。在這樣的情況下,他為大學,亦為自己三個年紀還小 (最小的只有一歲) 的孩子,留下了最後一課。而這一課在上載到網上後,已被點擊超過六百萬次。

小弟自從最近工作上的轉變後,一直忙得不可開交,甚至連學業都差點擱置;每天累得金睛火眼。然而,我還是花了差不多兩個小時好好看完這個關於人生的「最後一課」。看畢,急不及待地要在這裏推介,因為我們再忙,我們的時間都不及他的那麼寶貴;如果他在最後的這幾個月裏,花時間去講這些,那我一定有時間去聽。

上完這一課,我本有很多東西想寫;但當我讀了劉威麟先生很精彩的網誌後,我已沒有其他想寫的了。那就讓你自己專心去看吧。留意在右下角調節音量的按鈕旁,可以將字幕改成英文
Randy Pausch - Really Achieving Your Childhood Dream

為什麼我那麼重視臨終病人的說話?劉威麟先生說得好:因為「他們的智慧瞬間被推高到人類的極限」。聽波許的這一課,我由頭笑到最尾,但是最後,眼眶便不自覺地濕透了。

一些我抄下來的句子:
  • Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things. They're there to stop the other people.

  • Wait long enough, and people will surprise and impress you; when you're pissed off and angry at somebody, you just haven't given them enough time.

  • I don't know how to NOT have fun. I'm dying and I'm having fun. I'm going to keep having fun every day I have left. Because there's no other way to play it.

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2 則留言:

Mr Lamb 說...

recently I also read a book with a similar topic. it is called "Tuesdays with Mollie". it is a much thinner book though. I think you can finish it in 2 hours! but it also makes you rethink what's the most important thing in life. a great book in short.

sometimes I wonder... why so many "smart" people become wise and know they should have done only in the last few days/hours in their life? is it because they know their life is coming to an end? but they knew it already. everybody is going to die. just a matter of time. or is it because they think they still have plenty of time and so can push back the important things? worth thinking!

狂人 - Paul Sin 說...

《相約星期二》(Tuesdays with Morries) 的確是一本難得的好書;小弟便曾送出了十幾本 :D 然而 Randy Pausch 的主題卻沒那麼嚴肅;如果 Morries 說的是該怎樣活,那 Pausch 講的卻是我們可以為些什麼而活。

死亡,是神給我們最大的禮物。有死亡,幸福才值得珍惜,愛恨才變得深刻,凡人才不會執迷。若我們長生不死,那整個人生都將褪色。我總相信:「不知死,焉知生」。