[BOOK] The Last Lecture

We cannot change the cards we are dealt,  just how we play the hand.

上個月,我在這兒介紹過蘭迪.波許(Randy Pausch)教授的在得了胰臟癌之後,卡內基美隆大學為他安排的一次演講 Last Lecture,約莫在我介紹演講影片的同時,與演講同名的書籍 The Last Lecture 出版了。

亞馬遜網站的書籍介紹頁面除了提供基本的書籍產品資訊之外,還安排了一次訪問,蘭迪教授說目前腫瘤還沒有大到妨礙日常生活,只是接受化療難免會有的副作用,比如說暈眩什麼的(真是輕描淡寫啊)。

蘭迪教授說他想寫這本書是因為演講的時間太短,不足以傳達所有他想說的話,所以他決定用寫作的方式,更深入的挖掘他自己,更深入的挖掘他在生命中歷程中所學會的教訓,和把這些學習心得,傳達給讀者。

訪問中,最讓我動容的一段話,是他說明他所學會最重要的一件事:

I think the most important thing I learned as I grew older was that you can't get anywhere without help. That means people have to want to help you, and that begs the question: What kind of person do other people seem to want to help? That strikes me as a pretty good operational answer to the existential question: "What kind of person should you try to be?"

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