Thursday, October 6, 2011

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

I'm a relatively new person to Apple products.  I mean I've had an iPod for years, but only started using an iMac early this year and just recently converted to an iPhone.  I regret letting my fear of not being able to learn to use a Mac hold me back for so long--it's the best computer I've ever had and, as a result, has caused me to consider Steve Jobs' mind a lot since purchasing.  Just like the guy in-store told me, all you need is intuition to use it.  On top of that it's just beautiful to look at.  We lost a true innovator yesterday.

I wasn't going to say anything about his passing, but then came across Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address.  After watching a couple times and getting a lot of encouragement following a particularly tough day at work, it seemed fitting and timely to share with you.  If you haven't already heard his speech I highly recommend finding a quiet spot to take it in.  As someone who has taken an unorthodox career path and made more than a few 'road less traveled' life decisions, his words really spoke to and encouraged me.  I hope they do the same for you--especially if you're having one of those 'what the hell am I doing with my life?' moments.

Rest in peace, Steve Jobs.


36 comments:

RosaLovesDC said...

So freaking sad lady! He was such an innovator.

Megan said...

im so happy you posted this...such an inspiration to our generation for sure.

Collette Osuna said...

This man was amazing as his legacy he leaves behind....he will be missed:(


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Debby said...

He was such an inspiration. So sad. xo

Tanvi said...

He was a visionary! He will be sorely missed! :(

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TheChambrayCountess said...

I feel like things were left so unfinished with his passing. Like Edison and other visionaries before him, yet completely in a class of his own, he was so inspiring. RIP

Courtney Erin said...

I really good friend of mine was in the audience for that address and showed me it recently - I was amazed then and of course its taken on a new level of poignancy now.

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Kendall said...

The world lost a great person. He was always captivating to listen to.

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Actually on my way home from San Francisco last weekend I saw the video, but I was too tired to listen(flight was very long).
So, thanks for sharing. I'll listen now.

Dancing Branflake said...

Truly an inspiration.
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PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Wow. Inspiring.

LyddieGal said...

I was sad before, but now I can't stop crying.
Apple has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, creating art with KidPix, and I can still remember how excited I was when my parents got me my own macintosh with a color screen in middle school.

Over the years I would be excited to watch Steve give the key notes, I convinced nearly everyone of my friends to abandon their PCs, and no one ever wanted to go back.

That speech was beautiful, thanks for sharing it.

Katie said...

Such an innovator. Amazing to see how many people are affected by his death. Shows what an impact he made with his life.

la petite coquine said...

Perfectly said, you and Steve Jobs alike.

Marie a la Mode said...

He is so inspiring. It's so sad his life was so short.

Annie said...

what an inspiring and beautiful speech.. such a loss

Daisy said...

and the man was only 56. I am so saddened by this loss.

Elle Sees said...

I have just an IPod, well I've owned two, so I think his influence is just about everywhere. If you don't own one of his products, at least one, someone you know does.

Ms. Givens said...

He was so young. :(

alli/hooray said...

great post, Carrie. Everyone should watch that speech, it is so telling in light of his passing, and it is one of the things that has inspired me most (both creatively and personally).

Jess said...

He really has changed our world. I own just about every Apple product out there, in fact my parents had one of the first Macintosh computers they made! Glad you posted his commencement speech. He really is both amazing and inspiring.

xo
Jess

raven said...

Couldn't.agree.more. :/

As a fellow traveller of the uncertain road + a mac girl myself, I couldn't help but include a quote in today's post either.

xo,
raven

Josie said...

I loved this speech. Really beautiful and inspirational. I'm pretty new to Apple too but I can definitely appreciate Steve Jobs' smarts and his business sense.
xo Josie

Closet Fashionista said...

Such an amazing speech. Rest in Peace Steve!!!
This was such depressing news last night :(
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Kristin B said...

so brilliant and so inspirational...

Bonnie said...

This is one of the best speeches I have ever heard. When I heard that he had passed, I literally started crying. It felt like I had been punched in the heart, and I have never even met him.

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STYLE'N said...

Thanks for sharing..I was in the Dermatologists office this morning and caught the first part but didn't finish it. Such a moving and inspirational story.

Lori said...

He was a brilliant mind ~ taken too soon. Thanks for posting this Carrie. xo

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

such a visionary...and what an inspiring speech. Wow. RIP Steve.

heather said...

oh carrie, i'm so glad you made me watch this! i wouldn't have watched it if i had stumbled across it any other way, and boy did i need it! tears and all.

big hugs to you and your renegade self!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

My friend just posted that he was at that speech (yeah he's young and smart). He said some truly great things in that speech. It was funny too because so many people wrote on my husband's Facebook wall consoling him (ahem
Apple fanboy)

Stay hungry and I gotta reassess life and what really drives me.

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

online shopping said...

This man revolutionized the way we use technology in our daily lives. Every product I'm looking at on my desk is a copy of what he created, but other companies who still don't get it. I understand so many things now, that I didn't before.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I saw this yesterday...and plan to watch it like ten more times! I LOVE this speech. It is so inspiring and really goes along perfectly with where I'm at right now...along with a lot of others I am sure. I am so saddened by his passing. I don't know how my work would be possible without the products produced thanks to his genius mind.

Tracy D said...

Why do the good die young? Truly such a loss..

Allison said...

I really enjoyed the speech. It was very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

Johanna said...

Such a great speech and such a great man!

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