The opinions expressed here are the personal views of Karl Fisch and do not (necessarily) reflect the views of my employer.
Thank you for posting this inspirational and moving speech.
Thanks Steve. Thanks Karl. #takeamoment
Dear Mr. Fisch,I am writing to you in response to the Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Address video that you posted. I am with you in thanking Steve Jobs for, "Staying hungry and staying foolish." Steve Jobs created Apple, a multi-billion dollar company. He followed his dreams, found what he loved to do, and despite several set backs, went on to become one of the most successful, well-respected entrepreneurs ever. Steve Jobs passed away about a week ago. This video relates to me because I would love to follow my dreams, follow my curiosity and become rich. It also connects to me because I work hard and have faith that if I connect the dots I can be successful too. This video relates to my education because my parents want me to go to collage too. They know the importance of a good education and want me to pursue a career that I will love. This also relates to my education in helping me to see how important it is to take classes that interest me. This video relates to the world because Steve Jobs was a globally recognized successful man. Everyone throughout the world can learn from his examples and his successes. Everyone throughout the world should love what they do, believe in themselves and not settle for less. I wonder what will happen to Apple now that Steve is dead? I wonder if Steve Jobs was afraid to die? It is not enough to go through the motions and just get by day to day. You have to love what you do and keep looking until you find it. In the words of Steve Jobs," Live each day as if it were your last and someday it will be." No regrets.
Dear Mr. Fisch, The video “Stay Young, Stay Foolish” on your blog really makes me think how can I live life to the fullest. Steve Jobs talks about how everybody wants to have a bright future but to how to get there is different for everybody. Here are a couple things that will help me be able to have a fulfilling future. One thing I want is to get an education. I need an education so that I can support myself and the ones I love. Also I would love to make an impact on the world. I want to make a positive impact in the world to be truly happy. This video matter to education because everybody wants something different from their education. The expectation is that high schools go on to college and get a degree but in reality that is not very easy. Some people don’t want that and that is perfectly fine as long as it makes them happy. Who cares what society’s “norm” is be your own person. There is a perfect example of this in Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer. Chris, the main character, wants to get away from society and he decides to take a trip into the Alaskan tundra. Many people said that this was just stupid but this is what made him truly happy. This is what Mr. Jobs is trying to get across, be yourself and fallow your dreams. This matters to the world because if everybody in the world followed their heart the world would be much more productive. If you love your job you tend to be better at it than a person who wishes they were doing something else. One question I do have for you is; if you follow your heart will it take you to the right place? Another question I have is, can you control you fate or is the already pre-determined? On your blog “Stay Young, Stay Foolish” is a great way to reflect on your life and see how you can and will be able to make it better.
Jack- So is there anything you are planning on doing differently in your life after watching this video?
Lous- I think it’s great that one of your goals is to make a positive impact. To answer your question, I think following your heart can take you to the right place, but it probably doesn’t always guarantee it. But I think, more often than not, ignoring your heart takes you to the wrong place. I don’t think your fate is pre-determined, although I certainly think there are factors that we can’t always control.
Mr. fisch- I really enjoyed watching Steve Jobs talk to the graduating class from Stanford and his speech "stay hungry stay foolish." I really liked how Steve said it was an advantage for not knowing their futures. It was a great way to start off by saying "death begins with life", and how it's the best part about life because it doesn't get in the way of your life. I got how Steve was saying everything that is alive will encounter death at some time and will give room for new life. This reminds me of my science class right now because we are learning about stars and after they explode new suns can be made from that sun's explosion. Steve pointed out that death is the biggest part about life, because new generations will come in and make new inventions like Steve did with Apple. I agree with Steve when he says there is greater success with younger people. I thought about sports because when new people come in to play the game the shatter records like Babe Ruth did back in the day and now all the players that are breaking his records today. I also see this with school because Mrs. smith uses the old ways of teaching, but has creative ways to make topics more interesting and it helps kids understand the topic better to. Just like everything else I think the world will have better ideas in the future and have creative ways to do things as well.