Moment of Zen - Steve Jobs' Commencement Speech

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In his 2005 Stanford University commencement address, the late Steve Jobs urges graduates to boldly follow their hearts and intuition. (1:38)

>> Jon: THAT'S OUR SHOW.

SO YOU KNOW, LIKE EVERYONE,

I THINK WE WERE SAD

YESTERDAY TO HEAR ABOUT THE

PASSING OF STEVE JOBS.

WE'VE BEEN FORTUNATE HERE TO

HAVE VISITED WITH HIM.

HE WOULD COME HERE A COUPLE

TIMES TO SHOW US ALL HOW WE

WOULD ALL COMMUNICATE IN THE

FUTURE.

AND WAS NICE ENOUGH TO CALL

EVERY NOW AND AGAIN AND WHEN

HE THOUGHT A BIT WAS FUNNY

OR CALL EVERY NOW AND AGAIN

WHEN HE THOUGHT ONE WASN'T.

AND BUT ALWAYS VERY CHARMING

AND GENEROUS WITH HIS TIME.

BUT I ALWAYS THOUGHT FOR HIM

TO DIE YOUNG, IT SEEMS SO

STRANGE BECAUSE OTHER PEOPLE

OF HIS MAGNITUDE LIKE HENRY

FORD AND THOMAS EDISON, YOU

SORT OF FEEL LIKE WE WRUNG

EVERYTHING OUT OF THEM.

THEY WERE OLD WHEN

THEY-- STEVE JOBS YOU REALLY

GOT THE SENSE LIKE-- WE'RE

NOT DONE WITH YOU YET.

AND IT WAS THIS SENSE THAT,

YOU KNOW, SO WHAT ARE WE

SUPPOSED TO DO NOW.

WHAT'S NEXT.

IT'S SORT OF LIKE AN ALIEN

THAT COMES DOWN AND GIVES

YOU THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY AND

SHOWS YOU HOW TO USE IT AND

TAKES OFF IN THE SPACE SHIP

AND YOU'RE LIKE WAH, WHAT'S

THIS GREEN BUTTON.

STRANGE, UNUSUAL CHARACTER.

AND WON'T SEE THE LIKES OF

HIM FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

THERE IT IS, YOUR MOMENT OF

ZEN.

>> 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-- INTUITION.

THEY SOMEHOW ALREADY KNOW

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