Tuesday, December 29, 2009

An interesting quote from "The Last Lecture"

I got a copy of the book "The Last Lecture" from some friends for Christmas. I was reading it today and came across this quote:

“No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse. At the same time, it is often within your power to make them better.”

I find it an interesting way to look at situations - it’s realistic, yet somewhat optimistic.

(In case you haven’t heard of it, “The Last Lecture” is a book based on a talk given by Randy Pausch, a professor from Carnegie Mellon, after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. You can read more about it here.)

1 comment:

Linda Defossez said...

That's similar to our constant advice to the kids-(much to their dismay) "There's nothing that can't be made better or worse by your attitude."