This video is Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address. He told about his life story and by this he wants to deliver the three points.
●The First Story Is about Connecting the Dots.
He dropped out of his college just because he couldn’t see the value in it. It seems quite an impatient decision but he said that dropping out of college was somehow helpful to his future. “Of course it was impossible to 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.”
● His Second Story Is about Love and Loss.
He started Apple when he was 20, and when he had just turned 30, then he got fired. At that time, he was in a desperate situation. However, looking back, he said that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to him. “Don't lose faith. You've got to find what you love. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.”
● His Third Story Is about Death.
About a year before he was diagnosed with cancer. The doctor said he had only 5 or 6 months of time, but fortunately he could be cured. After facing death this close, he said that he could look back on life more objectively. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
“And I have always wished this for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish this for you. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”