Right now, I have a construction hat on. Im building. But in the end, people will show you their good side. Almost everybody has a good side. Just keep waiting. It will come out. I have lost faith, and trust, but I have recovered it. So we judge the hell out of them for it. And everyone does it, I am guilty of it and its also been done to me.
Excerpts from Dr. Randy Pausch's Last Lecture: “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”
Look for the best in people. Give people a chance to prove themselves. You never know what greatness people are capable of. When it comes to people who are romantically interested in you, its really simple.
Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do. In this day and age, we are caught up in all of the text messages, the Facebook messages and comments, phone calls…the list goes on.
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Our lives have been so interconnected that we always end up in everyones business. I humbly sit before you and say I am guilty of this. So, I am making an effort to cut that out. I love writing letters anyways, and I have been. There is something about listening to the pen scribble words on the paper, and see what the emotions inside of you create on the paper. Recently, the letters I have been writing are like a Rorscach test. Honestly, being in a relationship and being in constant communication is really pressuring.
I have done it in the past because I thought I had to. I grew up in a community that was so interested in being popular, in hanging out with friends in disregard to any work or anything, and being in constant communication with people. It is also about a few other things too: wanting to say Hi all the time, be in touch, feel good, etc.
But its all really superficial. Back in the day, there were no phones, no text messages, no anything technology related. And being the self proclaimed Romantic I am, theres no place for that. Instead, I write, I talk, and if chance I see the person I really care about, thats my time with them.
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But going back to the piece of advice I was given above, I think that is one of the most valuable things I have learned. When I play defense in basketball, I always watch the hips, never the ball.
- A Voyage to New Holland, Etc. in the Year 1699?
- Get Started?
- Piddles Goes to Jail!
- Introduction to motion.
People can play all sorts of tricks with the ball, but if you follow their hips you will never get burnt. Watch what they do, and not what they say. This ties into not obsessing about what people think. I will be making a concerted effort to just watching what peoples actions are, rather than what they are saying to me. In baseball, you fail over and over and over again. It is not a game for the weak of heart.
The Last Lecture Essay
Even if you give it your best shot, you still might get lit up on the mound. You could also have the crappiest stuff you have ever had, and go out there and throw a no hitter. Its just insane how amazing baseball is, and just for that reason. When I go to watch the Giants play, I am probably one of the happiest people alive.
I love watching the pitchers, because I know what they are feeling and thinking. Being the First Penguin is all about jumping in the water first and seeing if predators are around. Everyone else wants to stand behind you and follow.
- Heavens Flower.
- Media and Meaning.
- The Expositors Bible: The Acts of the Apostles (Vol. 2)!
- Missing Linx.
Being that first penguin is about being a leader. And being the first person into the dark water is always scary, but you show the greatest amount of heart. Yeah, you might get chewed up, but I think I am strong enough these days. Thats okay. Try and try again. But I feel its really important.
Inspire Monday: Randy Pausch on Enabling the Dreams of Others
If I ever give it to you, you can take it to the bank every time. Brick walls are there for a reason. And once you get over them—even if someone has practically had to throw you over—it can be helpful to others to tell them how you did it. This made an impact on him later in life when he met Shatner at a virtual reality demonstration — as one of his many dreams manifest itself. This awareness and practice brings the world a rich message that deserves momentum. One of the most elegant and inspiring stories of the year, Randy looks back on a life of curiosity with all things human.
What an extraordinary,gracious and inspiring man……. Media and Meaning. He talked about achieving his childhood dreams, about not letting obstacles stop you, and about making the most of every moment.
- Enabling The Dreams Of Others Part One!
- Quote by Randy Pausch: “It's a thrill to fulfill your own childhood dre”.
- Living La Vida LoLo.
- Herr Lorenz Stark (German Edition).
- Blog Archive.
But my favorite part of his message is when he talked about enabling the dreams of others, how that is even more fun that achieving your own dreams. This is one of my dreams — to enable the dreams of others.