Essay On Steve Jobs Commencement Speech

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In life, there is always going to be something that one needs to learn; things such as yourself, other people, or the environment around you, pretty much the of do’s and don’t of life. During your journey, you are the ultimate ruler of what happens and what does not happen, but along the way, people will try to guide you and give you the best advice that they can. This is what Steve Jobs did during his commencement speech; he took what he knew life had taught him and tried to teach others about the best life one can live. After listening to the full commencement speech, one can see that Jobs wants us to live our life the way we would like to, and to make sure it’s lived to the fullest. During his speech, Jobs made an emphasis on three big ideas: You can’t connect the dots looking…show more content…
In the speech, Jobs said, “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 others ' 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.” (5, Jobs) You are the ultimate ruler of your life, and Jobs wants us to know that. He doesn’t want you to live everyday as if you’re under somebody 's control, because you’re not. People can’t just mold you into something you don’t want you to be. He want you to follow your instinct and your heart because,unlike the people who are trying to get you to follow their opinions, you heart and head already know what they want. Everyone else’s opinions are just secondary. He wants people to take away that the idea of life is never guaranteed, anything can happen to anyone at any given moment. You may not be here tomorrow, so don’t live by others rule, live by
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