Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Recently, in my Education in the "Flat World" post, I've mentioned Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech in 2005. Today, thanks to the Fishbowl post, I watched a video of this inspirational speech with my students.

8th graders watched this 15-minute video with great interest. First, we discussed Steve Jobs biography and Apple’s cool gadgets (iPod, iPhone, MacBook Air…). After watching the movie, we discussed several quotes from the movie:

"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."

"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."

"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 important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish."


Stanford Report, June 14, 2005. “You've got to find what you love,” Jobs says.

No comments: