"If today is the last day of my life, am I going to do what I'm about to do today?" This was the question that Steve Jobs brought up when he was presenting his famous stay-hungry-stay-foolish lecture in Stanford University. This is where I wrote about nearly one year ago.
I think after passing enough years in this world, now, it is time to accept this fact about myself that I never could and never can act not hyper-sensitive towards the reality called death. I tried to see it from different sights that one could possibly look but it never worked. I've had so much difficulty to even participate in a funeral and it gets worse when the person that passed away is someone that I know or is a relative. If I attend the funeral, the least that will happen is not being able to eat which in the worst case scenario, I might even end up physically sick.
I said all these to talk about " The last lecture", the lecture that Randy Pausch - a university professor- gave, in fact, to his three children to make them know in the future that who their father was, what he did and achieved in his life since he would no longer have enough time because of his cancer. But this lecture got the attention of people and has been downloaded over 6 millions times.
This is the second lecture that has reached deeply into my heart and my mind in less than one year.
I admire this man not only because he's incredibly courages, smart and still passionate even when it comes to his death which he is, but because he stands and talks about his life.
Isn't it just the most amazing celebration of life that one can have before his own funeral? It's painful and so beautiful...