Randy Pausch氏による講義("Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams")の動画と音声練習指定箇所のスクリプトです。


Make me earn it.

It’s wonderful to be here. What Indira didn’t tell you is that this lecture series used to be called The Last Lecture. If you had one last lecture to give before you died, what would it be? I thought, damn, I finally nailed the venue and they renamed it. So, you know, in case there’s anybody who wandered in and doesn’t know the backstory, my dad always taught me that when there’s an elephant in the room, introduce them.

If you look at my CAT scans, there are approximately 10 tumors in my liver, and the doctors told me 3-6 months of good health left. That was a month ago, so you can do the math. I have some of the best doctors in the world. So that is what it is. We can’t change it, and we just have to decide how we’re gonna respond to that. We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. If I don’t seem as depressed or morose as I should be, sorry to disappoint you. And I assure you I am not in denial. It’s not like I’m not aware of what’s going on. My family, my three kids, my wife, we just decamped. We bought a lovely house in Chesapeake, Virginia, near Norfolk, and we’re doing that because that’s a better place for the family to be, down the road. And the other thing is I am in phenomenally good health right now. I mean it’s the greatest thing of cognitive dissonance you will ever see is the fact that I am in really good shape. In fact, I am in better shape than most of you.

(does pushups)

So anybody who wants to cry or pity me can come down and do a few of those, and then you may pity me.