Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address: ‘Your Time Is Limited, So Don’t Waste It Living Someone Else’s Life’

Source/Credit: The Huffington Post

People around the world are grieving the loss of Steve Jobs, who died today at the age of 56. As much as he leaves a legacy of technology and artistry, he also is an example of life lived to the fullest and a reminder of how much a single person can accomplish in a lifetime. In his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, Jobs talked about his experience of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, as well as what he hoped would be a permanent cure. In this speech we learn about the life and wisdom of Steve Job who reminds each of us: “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 other’s 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.”

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  1. WSJ:

    RENO, Nev.—Periodically in the past year, Abdulfattah “John” Jandali would shoot off an email to Steve Jobs, the son he never met. They were simple notes: “Happy Birthday” or “I hope your health is improving.”

    It’s unclear if Mr. Jobs ever wrote back. A person close to Mr. Jobs’s family said, no, he didn’t, while Mr. Jandali said he did receive two short replies.

    The last one arrived six weeks before Mr. Jobs’s death, Mr. Jandali said, and said simply, “Thank you.”

    For Mr. Jandali, aside from the iPhone 4 he carries, his story of the emails is pretty much …

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