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  This was the closest I've been to facing death, and I hope its the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:   No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.   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.    我精心推荐



Steve Jobs a tour of the great practice of the heart, he used the perfect interpretation of the life energy to the heart-day tour of the essence - the pursuit of freedom to meet the needs of the people! He used wisdom, science and technology, and a lifetime of effort to create the apple, so that people jumped on the free use of technology a big step. And he has done the basic idea has always been based on his "life is not already naked, no reason not to listen to the call of the heart."




视频地址: https://www.bilibili.com/video/av7300325?from=search&seid=9973964268915197677

原文: https://www.jianshu.com/p/bb3ca7059747

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world.Truth be told,I never graduated from college,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.


I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?


It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl.


So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: "We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?" They said: "Of course." My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.


And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents' savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out.

  在十七岁那年,我真的上了大学。但是我很愚蠢的选择了一个几乎和你们斯坦福大学一样贵的学校, 而我父母只是蓝领阶层,我的学费几乎要花光了他们所有积蓄。而六个月后, 我却看不到其中的价值所在。我不知道我想要在生命中做什么,我也不知道大学能怎么样帮助我找到答案。

  And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

  但是在这里,我几乎花光了我父母这一辈子的所有积蓄。所以我决定要退学,并且相信一切会有办法的。我当时确实非常的害怕, 但是现在回头看看,那的确是我这一生中曾经做过的最棒的一个决定。在我退学的那一刻, 我终于可以不必去读那些令我提不起丝毫兴趣的课程了,然后我还可以去修那些看起来有点意思的课程。

  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. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

  但是事实并不是那么浪漫。我没有了宿舍住,所以我只能睡在朋友房间的地板上,我去捡可乐瓶子,以五分一个的价格卖掉,这样我就可以有点钱买吃的, 在每个星期天的晚上,我会走七英里的路程,到城市另一端的Hare Krishna寺庙(注:位于纽约Brooklyn下城),可以吃上每星期唯一一顿饱饭。我爱圣餐。我跟着我的直觉和好奇心走, 遇到了很多东西,此后被证明是无价之宝。我来举个例子吧:

  Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn't have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this.

  在那时,Reed大学提供全美最好的美术字课程。在这个大学里,每张海报, 每个抽屉的每个标签,全都是漂亮的手写美术字。因为我退学了, 不用去上那些常规的课程, 所以我决定去参加这个课程,去学学怎样写出漂亮的美术字。

  I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found it fascinating.

  我学到了san serif 和serif字体, 我学会了怎么样在不同的字母组合之中改变空格的长度, 还有怎么样才能作出最棒的印刷式样。那是一种科学永远不能捕捉到的、美丽的、历史性的艺术精妙, 我发现那实在是太美妙了。

  None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.


  And since Windows just copied the Mac, its likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.


  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.(此处有缺失待补充)

  再次说明下,你不可能将未来的片断串连起来;你只能在回顾的时候将点点滴滴串连起来。所以你必须相信这些片断会以某种方式在未来的某一天串连起来。你必须要相信某些东西:你的勇气、命运、生命、因缘,随便是什么。这种方法从来没有令我失望(let me down),只是让我的生命更加地与众不同。



前天看了乔布斯在斯坦福大学毕业会上的演讲,乔布斯在大学退学后,仍在大学旁听时,睡在朋友宿舍的地板上,每周日晚上步行11公里去Hare Krishna寺庙吃一顿免费的斋饭,并乐在其中。我2号那天走了11公里,感觉整个人都要废掉了,我真的好废啊,不过不要紧,我的废是以前的,即使现在仍然废,我开始有了新的改变,我在每天给自己鼓励,坚持步行至少3公里。坚持运动,坚持每日写点什么,坚持学习,不论能学进去多少,养成习惯。