Randy Pausch photo from the site of his colleague Dr. Gabriel Robins
The double edged sword of heroism is that, while it is an honourable trait to have, one of its hard prerequisites tends to be death.
Dr. Pausch, and all those who followed him, knew that this day would come. Though many had hoped it would be much further in the future, the outcome was no less inevitable. While it is sad to see him slough this mortal coil, it is more important to remember how he lived and the lessons that he taught us along the way. Dr. Pausch may be gone, but he has left his mark in history, and shown us all the importance of living a good life, and following our passions.
“…we don’t beat the Reaper by living longer. We beat the Reaper by living well.” – Randy Pausch
R.I.P. Dr. Pausch