I have recently read an extremely inspirational book, The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. Randy was someone who was suffering from Pancreatic Cancer and he died in the year 2008. He was a scientist and a Professor. He had written this novel for his kids.This novel unfolds the entire odyssey of Randy’s life, covering his childhood, the bond he had shared with his parents, interpersonal connections he formed throughout his life, the brick walls he encountered while discovering himself and his career, magnificent revelation of his soulmate Jai, and glorious birth of his children.
Some of the aspects which had inspire me are:
* Brick walls exist to make us realize how badly we want to accomplish something.
* Time is all you have for yourself and for everyone else out there. Make sure to use it effectively in every sphere of your life.
* Wait long enough. People will surprise you. It needs great patience. Everyone has a good side. Give them enough time.
* When preparation meets opportunity, luck happens.
* Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you wanted.
* All we have to do is ask and it can lead to all your dreams coming true.
Randy had enhanced and embraced not just his last days of life yet has inspired each one of us to live each day mindfully, to savor and be blessed of what we have in our lives.
* A must read for all off us.*
With the advancement of technology and gadgets,the entire world is getting entangled and is entering into the helical sphere of virtual reality. Virtual world, which indicates the world of being connected through technology,has today decreased the visibility of interpersonal relationships and has effected the bond and intimacy to a great extent.Nowadays since the mode of virtual communication has become quite easier people often tend to avoid meeting in person.Everything today has become comfortably available through online medium and technologies and this ease of lifestyle has limited the real perception of a person.The realm of the actual experience has become restricted.People now often avoid meetings and hang outs because they are immensely engrossed in the whirl of the virtual world.What seemed to be a fruitful mode earlier now is becoming vicious.
The upcoming of the technology and techniques has beautifully increased the ways of communication and interactions yet the fact,that they have reduced the excitement and possibility of meeting in person,should not be neglected.There should be a balance between the virtual and real world in a way that our interpersonal relationships strengthen and there shouldn’t be any decline in any aspect of the intimacy we share with others.
So, the relationships should not simply revolve around the virtual aspect yet the actual or real experience of the same should be taken into consideration and should be enhanced.