Speech For Steve Jobs Speech

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American inventor and entrepreneur Steve Jobs was well known during his lifetime. He introduced many products and innovations that affect daily life for millions of people. A famous non-business endeavor that Jobs partook in was his commencement speech for Stanford’s graduating class of 2005. In his speech, Jobs elaborates on his own life experiences from birth through founding his most famous company, Apple, him leaving that company, and ultimately returning. He offers many pieces of advice, such as to believe that your heart will take you where you need to go, that you should never settle where you are comfortable, and to always rely on your inner voice. He concludes his speech with four simple, yet vague words: “Stay hungry. Stay foolish”.…show more content…
I feel that when one stops trying to learn, only then will that individual be truly nieve. For example, despite having passed my school’s highest chemistry class, myself and fellow peers often meet with our former teacher in order to become more knowledgeable of the chemistry that structures the universe. I’ve found myself fascinated by seemingly foolish ideas, such as the malleability of lead and how easily it is to bend. Similarly, I will often find myself “hungry” to find a location on Google Maps, and an hour later find myself trying to satiate even further hunger by following a river up the Yucatan peninsula. In this case I could be considered a fool by wasting my time learning about a river that I will likely never see or get near. Despite these foolish acts, I find myself desiring further knowledge, and in my eyes, I will never truly be a fool until my hunger…show more content…
The common phrase “curiosity killed the cat” has real world precedent. The scared character in a horror film who is curious about the noise in the dark basement, the man who decides he should know what is beyond the barbed wire fence of a classified facility, or the person who looks up the wrong thing at the wrong time, can all be considered “too foolish”. Personally, I have had these moments of foolery. I have found myself genuinely asking teachers about their homescapes, only to later find out that my phrasing has a much different connotation. In my google search endeavors, I have found islands and towns in Canada during school hours, that have school-inappropriate names, which resulted in my devices being banned from school grounds. In my search for chemistry knowledge, I have found myself foolishly handling harmful chemicals that could have easily resulted in my own or others’ harm. In this sense the search for knowledge, or hunger, is never a bad thing. However, when selfishness leads to negligence this philosophy fails to yield a positive

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