The last lecture 2


The topic sounds depressing, but …..

I read the book, The last lecture: lessons in living, by Randy Pausch.  I was aware of the book and when I wanted to give our son something when he graduated last year, I bought the book as a gesture of telling him how proud we, as parents, are of him.

This weekend I started reading the book … what an uplifting book.  The sub-title, Lessons in living, is a good summary what this book is about.

We often underestimate ourselves and forget to dream or when we dream, we give up. I became more aware of the value of simple things in live like writing (not e-mailing) a thank you-note, how important it is to build memories with your children, ….

Ashwill told me once about a book in this forum, Training on trail.  It showed me that somebody might just share an idea (or a name of a book) and it becomes valuable to another person. That is why I would like to share this book with you.

Isn’t there a forum in skills universe where one can share articles?  Maybe we should start sharing books that made a difference in our lives with each other. 

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2 thoughts on “The last lecture

  • Wilma de Villiers Post author

    Thanks, Sylvia.

    I sometimes buy a book and then regret it … although it is my husband’s view that it is never a waste to buy a book. 

    It is then good if people can recommend a book.  I am so glad that Ashwell at the time commented on my blog by giving me a brief summary of what he read in the book.  I then immediately bought the book, which is very helpful with my research.

  • sylvia hammond

    Hi Wilma – if you go to Groups and search on “Book” you’ll find a group called The skills-universe book club. It would be great if you would add a review there of the book and maybe the details of where to buy it.