Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Last Lecture

I recently read a book. It's called The Last Lecture. Some of you may recognize the title. It is from a guy whose video is one among many that was mostly viewed on Youtube in 2007. The first time that I read about him was in TIME magazine but I just could not remember the name whenever I was browsing through Youtube so the other day when I saw the book in MPH, I just grabbed for it. It is really a worthy book to buy. I learned a lot from the mere 200 pages. So I'm just going to list 'em down here and if you want more, feel free to go to the website :)

1. ...when there's an elephant in the room, introduce it. (pg.16)

2.We didn't buy much. But we thought about everything. (pg.22)

3. ...if you offer wisdom from a third party, it seems less arrogant and more acceptable. (pg.23)

4. ...if your kids want to paint their bedrooms, as a favor to me, let them do it. It'll be okay. (pg.30)

5. Have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more welcome. (pg. 33)

6. When you're screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore, that means they've given up on you. (pg. 37)

7. ...a man who knew what he didn't know, was perfectly willing to admit it, and didn't want to leave until he understood. (pg.45)

8. The brick walls are there for a reason. (pg.51)

9. People are more important than things. (pg.70)

10. ...automobiles are there to get you from point A to point B. They are utilitarian devices, not expressions of social status. (pg.86)

11. ...hip is short term. Earnest is long-term. (pg.133)

12. "If you wait long enough," he said, "people will show you their good side. Almost everybody has a good side. Just keep waiting. It will come out." (pg.145)

13. "...Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do." (pg.146)

14. Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. (pg.148)

15. Pack a light bulb. Be prepared. (pg.161)

16. When we're connected to others, we become better people. (pg.176)

17. Ask those questions. Just ask them. (pg.179)

18. "Put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others." (pg.200)


1 comment:

Rassyid said...

i'm very lazy to read the book. I think all these words are enough for me to read the whole book. Thanks :p