Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Here's a bit of Wednesday wisdom for everyone. It's a phrase that Steve Jobs quoted in a Stanford commencement speech back in 2005. Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish. Always be hungry for knowledge and always be foolish enough to follow the impossible dreams. Or at least that's what it means to me.

This is how Steve closed that speech:

"When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.
Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish."
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  1. I love this! It's just what I needed today, thank you! And that Whole Earth Catalog sounds amazing.

    <3 Josephine

  2. I love that you did a Wednesday Wisdom post! Steve Jobs is right on. Such an amazing speech he gave. Hope you're doing well miss!