Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Morning , I was googling for some possible logics to get a counter rating that I happen to reach Stanfords  News Service Page. It was the text of the commencement address by my iCon Steve Jobs , CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

As my blog visitors might have noticed, I have always kept Steve, his life, Apple very close to my heart. Second Act of Return, though not credited by him as his true story, is one of my favorites. In the above mentioned address, I got moved by few of his lines of which two of my favorites I paste below:

I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life…

You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle…

Stay Hungry , Stay Foolish

Read Full Text Here:

http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html

View Video of the conference:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc

Nux users : simple way: To keep a local copy in linux, once the entire youtube video is played once , check in /tmp folder .

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3 Responses to “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”

  1. hey d last lines r absolutely inspiring…

  2. Rashmi Nair Says:

    very inspiring !!!

  3. Binu Raman Says:

    u shud never call for ‘nux’ users
    only ‘nix’ users and mac comes under that 😀

    btw, u know I can see the invisible. hehe

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