Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish
Went to a friend's graduation on Sunday and it reminds me of this graduation speech delivered by Steve Jobs at Stanford in 2005, one of the greatest graduation speeches I've ever listened to.
The two seemingly bad incidents that happened in his life (dropping out of college and getting fired by Apple) turned out to be good things to him. There's a good question he brought up in the speech:
If today will be the last day of your life, will you want to do what you are about to do today?
I think most of the people (including me) will answer no to this question. If we answer no to this question, are we doing something we truly want to do in our lives? Are we doing something that will make us become what we truly want to be?
As he mentioned about his pancreas cancer, we all have limited time in our lives. When we die, there's nothing we can bring with us, so we don't really have anything to lose if we think of it from that perspective. What people will remember is what we contributed to the world, such as calculus from Newton and the Theory of relativity from Einstein.
Steve has been following his heart and doing what he truly loves. Are you hungry and foolish enough to follow your heart? (*__* )