Mitch Albom Bash ’07 Speech
Received from Facebook: Sandy Clarke June 6 at 7:02am
After watching Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture” from a link provided on your page, I thought you might find the attached video similarly inspiring.
The 25-minute speech, given by Mitch Albom, recounts the true story of his old professor Morrie Schwartz’s battle with ALS, and his unwavering resolve to use his terminal illness as a teaching experience for those around him.
He tells of the importance of compassion, our inter-connectedness, the poignancy of ‘now’, and the necessity of realising that giving is infinitely more important than taking.
Morrie was an extraordinary yet ordinary man. I first read the book “Tuesdays with Morrie” years ago and found it to be so inspirational. I think it was the first book that made me cry, purely because afterwards I realised that what he taught was so blatantly true, and yet many of us spend much of our lives really only giving to ourselves instead of others.
I hope you can watch the video and enjoy its content, and may I take this opportunity to thank you again for all you have given me. You are an exceptional teacher and, may I say, a wonderful comedian at times! I hope one day to be fortunate enough to be able to meet you and thank you in person.
Kindest regards, Rinpoche.
Or view the video on the server at: http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/v20494734XwWdm4FX.flv
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Thank you so much Sandy.