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Steve Jobs: "Follow your Heart" (自分の心に従え)

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure, these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked; there is no reason to not follow your heart.”

Steve Jobs gave this message in one of the most popular commencement speeches in Stanford University history in 2005, six years before his untimely death. He tells the story of how his confrontation with terminal cancer taught him to find authenticity by listening to an inner voice:

"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."





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