Steve Jobs Speech

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1 Kenny Prof. S. Ragan ENG1430-W07 March 7, 2016 You’ve got to Find What You Love “You’ve got to find what you love.”Steven Jobs,who was the co-founder and chief executive officer(CEO) of Apple, gave this splendid speech at the Stanford University on 14th June, 2005. This speech’s theme is life, love and loss, and death. The purpose of this speech is to motivate the undergraduates to find what they are really interested in. Jobs begins with three brief but significant stories about him to make it easier for the audience to understand what he exactly means, and ends up with one meaningful sentence “Stay Hungry, stay foolish”, which comes from his favorite book. He attempts to use this sentence to urge himself to keep curious and humble, and…show more content…
It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes. Jobs repeats “it means” three times to tell the audience how cruel the death means for him. The cancer was cured, ultimately, and Jobs regarded this experience as “the closest I’ve been to facing death”. It helps prove the extraordinary meaning of this experience. He points out that “Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new”. This explanation helps the audience to be aware that death is unavoidable, so they can know how valuable their time is. In the end of the speech, Jobs just uses ethos. He uses a single sentence that he uses to spur himself in The Whole Earth Catalog: Stay hungry. Stay foolish. He doesn’t explain what this sentence really means, but in this way, he pushes his audience to think, so they can understand Jobs’s trick of success. “Hungry” means to be curious about everything, so you are able to learn new things constantly; “foolish” means to be modest, so you will never be satisfied and arrogant, you can go forward all the
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