About the famous speech of Steve Jobs at Stanford
by, 18th July 2013 at 03:33 AM (459 Views)
First of all, I have to confess something:
I dislike Apple. I dislike iPod, iPad, all that stuff.
I don't know enough about Steve Jobs to either like him or hate him.
I don't know how good person he was or wasn't.
I'm not sure if these rumors claiming Jobs stole information from Wozniak are true.
I don't really care.
A couple of weeks ago, I watched that speech at Stanford for the first time.
And it really got me to the heart.
In my younger days I was a lazy and flippant student, barely passing exams and toying my luck.
Not really caring about future.
Then I faced a big loss.
My life until then, was a frail house of cards labeled "mistakes".
And this death was a strong wind that blew it.
My duel led me to a big depression.
For the last three years I've been seeing a therapist, while being one foot in, one foot out of the university.
I haven't been expelled only because authorities are aware of my case.
I was studying computer science, and I realized I didn't like it.
I switched to electrical engineering, inside the same faculty.
I like what I'm studying now, however I don't want to study anymore.
Now I'm 26 and I just don't have the heart and soul to be in a classroom.
I'm at my ninth year. But my academic advance equals a third year student.
I should've graduated long ago.
My old classmates are already working, succesful, some of them are engaged or married.
I stopped caring about them, anyway. But the feeling of being stuck can't be helped.
Today I'm struggling with the desire of leaving university.
Back in my Computer Science days, I learned about succesful men who left and didn't get a degree.
Gates, Zuckerberg, Jobs himself.
All of them had something in common: a big project to work in.
Or that's what I thought.
Then I watched Jobs speech.
And only then, I realized his case was vastly different of Gates and Zuckerberg.
I have no personal project. I don't know what the hell I want to do with my life.
He didn't know either. But he just trusted, and jumped.
I want to trust. I want to jump.
I'm really scared.
I don't care if Steve Jobs was a good or a bad person.
Either way, he had guts.
And all I want right now, is guts.
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