If you haven't seen this yet, or even heard about it... You need to watch this guy and listen to what he has to say... I saw an interview on TV with him last week and heard a comment that I haven't been able to get out of my head and I hope I remember it when I will need it.
Randy Pausch was talking about his daughter (his youngest of 3, and only girl) and was saying that his main advice to her on men... and life in general I guess... Is to ignore what people say, and focus on what they do. If someone had sat me down and told me this before I was a teenager, it would have saved me alot of grief! Too many people will simply tell you what you want to hear (girls and guys alike) and you need to forget all the pretty words, and watch what they do, how they treat you, those around them, themselves... I hope I'm able to teach this to taylor one day. Maybe it'll save her some grief when it comes to dating and people in general.
There are so many other things I wish I could remember from this interview, but this was the main one I couldn't forget.
This guy now has a book (which I want... hint hint chris!) but you can watch his interview all over the internet! He was on Oprah and gave his lecture there. Anyways... You've got to watch this. It really makes you think.
Here is his personal Homepage
Here is his "last lecture" on oprah