Randy Pausch – Beat The Reaper

“Last August I was told that in all likelihood I had three to six months left to live. I’m on month nine now, and I’m not going to get down and do any push-ups. It is not the things we do in life that we regret on our deathbed. It is the things we do. Because I assure you, I have done a lot of really stupid things and none of them bother me, all the mistakes and all the dopey things and all the times I was embarrassed, they don’t matter.

You will need to find your passion. Many of you have already done it. Many of you will later. Many of you may take until your 30s or 40s, but don’t give up on finding it, because then all you’re doing is waiting for the Reaper. We don’t beat the Reaper by living longer. We beat the Reaper by living well and living fully, for the Reaper will come for all of us. The question is, what do we do between the time we’re born and the time he shows up?”

– Randy Pausch