Misfit Disciples in an Orthodox World

Misfit Disciples in an Orthodox World
"You had better be a round peg in a square hole than a round peg in a round hole. The latter is in for life, while the first is only an indeterminate sentence." – Elbert Hubbard

If Steve Jobs Read My Last Post, What Would He Say?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Death: is very likely the single best invention of life, says Steve Jobs in his 2005 address to the graduation class of Stanford University. 

I could not, in a million years, write a more appropriate follow up to my last post than what Steve Jobs did in this commencement address. This was a man who had obviously been greatly impacted by his own mortality. I guess this has resurfaced in light of his deteriorating health and his recent resignation as the CEO of Apple. I wish I would have heard this 12 years ago; the tools that he gives these graduates are pages pulled right from the note book of his own life. While not inherently religious, it is a speech that functions religiously, at least it has for me. Hopefully, it will for you as well! We only lose when we quit trying. I have today and hope for tomorrow, that I can make a difference in my life and the lives of others!

I will try and come back and add (below) some of the comments that spoke to my heart the most.



Lisa said...

Loved his speech!! I loved it right at the end when he said, "Stay hungry, Stay foolish."
Life is to short to stay stuck and dwell in the past. Life is so worth living and we need to just live it and live it to the fullest!!! :)

C. M. Keel, Sr said...

Thank you Lisa. Knowing what we know now about his health, his words are almost eerie. But they sure spoke to me and I am glad you enjoyed them as well!

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