Rhetorical Analysis Of Steve Jobs Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

1027 Words5 Pages

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
On June 14, 2005, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, delivered a powerful commencement speech to the graduating class at Stanford University. During Job’s speech, he told three separate stories. He talks about how everything happens for a reason. You won’t be able to see your future but as time passes you will understand why certain things happen. As he continues to tell us his story, he talks about the opportunities he gained as he lost what he loved most. Finally in his last story he talks about having the courage to follow what your heart desires because time is limited. Job’s speech showed the newly graduated students how a man with little money pursued his dreams to become one of the wealthiest men in the world.
In his …show more content…

After ten years, Apple went from a small garage project to a $2 billion corporation. As he turned 30, he was fired from the company he started. It was difficult at first for Jobs to accept that fact that he was fired from his own company. But because he loved what he did so much, Jobs turned his horrible situation into the most creative period of his life as he moved onto start a new company called NeXT. NeXT was eventually bought by Apple and used as the core of their PCs. If Jobs had never been fired then he would have never created NeXT and Apple would have never bought it and Jobs would have never been more successful than he was …show more content…

I agree with Steve Jobs that it is essential to do whatever you love in life, because a life without purpose isn’t really a life at all. I think that you have to wake up every morning wanting to accomplish something great every day. Whether it’s making an awesome PB&J or writing the next big movie; you have to get out there and find whatever it is that makes you feel whole. I now find myself waking up and asking, “f today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” Sometimes the answer is yes and other times the answer is no, but even on the days that the answer is no, I realize that I am well on my way to turning those “no” into “yes.” The only thing that I disagree with in Steve Jobs’ speech is the fact that he dropped all of his classes because he wasn’t interested in them. Part of growing is being able to do the things that you don’t like. Things worked out in Job’s case but the chances of that happening to someone else is almost impossible. In order to achieve your goals, you have to learn what works and what doesn’t; sometimes failure leads to success. You will have to look back on both your failures and successes. At times, the failures can be more valuable than the successes. You live and you learn. In my own perception, these very words mean that we need to stay hungry and curious for the knowledge and wonders that underlie in

Open Document