bd40bc7c7a His parents taught him that a person is only as good as his word, and that is the best way Pausch knows how to say it. His lecture, titled "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," was delivered in front of an audience filled with Pauschs family, friends, students, and colleagues; it quickly received praise from the public after a copy was posted online, and Pausch even gave an abridged version of his lecture on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. For Pausch, the ability to effectively "play the hand we are dealt" represents individuals being agents of change in their affirmation of recognize what can be done as opposed to merely existing for what is. You may even feel embarrassed or ashamed for those times when you lapse into self-pity. He puts them in random groups of four and gives them a simple two-week project: build a virtual world. Dance with the one who brung you is a saying that is applicable on more than just prom night.
Just. He reveled in being an uncle to Tammys two children, Chris and Laura. Pausch likes leaning back in the chair. Join eNotes Become an Educator and Academic Writer at eNotes Recommended Literature Study Guides Literature Lesson Plans Shakespeare Quotes Homework Help Essay Help Other Useful Stuff Help About Us Contact Us Feedback Advertising Pricing API Jobs Blog Connect With Us       2016 eNotes.com, Inc. (The entire section is 472 words.) To continue reading, start your free trial with eNotes The Last Lecture Chapter 20 Summary print Print document PDF This Page Only Entire Study Guide list Cite link Link In Fifty Years, It Never Came Up After Pauschs father died in 2006, the family sorted through his things. Every ninety minutes he stops and interacts with his children, but Jai still thinks he is spending too much time on the speech and not enough time helping her unpack boxes in their new home. The appeal of Pauschs video and book is partly due to his upfront, honest, humorous, and humble approach to the end of his life. Although Pausch understands his wifes concerns, he explains that he felt very drawn to the idea of a last lecture.