ઇજનેરી કોલેજનાં વિદ્યાર્થીઓ દ્વારા ચલાવાતા આંતરીક મેગેઝીનમાં આ સુંદર લેખ વાંચવા મળ્યો. (“Live wire” Ganpat Uni. mag. 8-08 issue)
એપલ કોમ્પ્યુટર અને પિક્ષાર એનિમેશન સ્ટુડિઓ નાં CEO સ્ટિવ જોબ્સ દ્વારા સ્ટાનફોર્ડ યુનિ. ના વિદ્યાર્થીઓ સમક્ષ, જુન ૧૨, ૨૦૦૫ના અપાયેલ આ પ્રવચન યુનિ. ની વેબ પર આખું વાંચી શકાય છે. જેની લિંક નીચે આપેલ છે. અહીં થોડા અંશો આપેલ છે, જે અંગ્રેજીમાં જ છે.
I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.
The first story is about connecting the dots.
It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it
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.
My second story is about love and loss.
Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.
You’ve got to find what you love.
My third story is about death.
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, 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.
There is no reason not to follow your heart.
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there.
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.
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