【夜读】乔布斯的斯坦福大学演讲

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Truth be told I never graduated from college. And this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation.

说实话,我大学都还没结业,以是这该是我离大学结业最靠近的一次了。

Today I wanna tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal, just three stories.

今日我想跟各位分享一下我人生中的三个故事。仅此而已,没甚么了不得的,只要三个小故事。

The first story is about connecting the dots.

第一个故事讲的是因果联络。

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months. But then stayed around as drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out.

我在里德大学读了六个月就退学了,不外作为旁听生,我在黉舍呆了有一年半才完全分开。那末我为甚么要退学呢?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl.

故事从我出身的时分讲起。我的亲生妈妈是一个年青的,没有成婚的大学结业生。她决意让别人收养我, 她十分想让我被大学结业生收养。以是在我出身的时分,她曾经做好了统统的筹办工作,能使得我被一个状师和他的老婆所收养。可是她没有推测,当我出身以后,状师匹俦忽然决意他们想要一个女孩。

So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: "We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?" They said: "Of course." My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would go to college. This was a start in my life.

以是我的生育爸妈(他们还在我亲生爸妈的窥察名单上)忽然在夜里接到了一个固话:"我们如今这儿有一个不谨慎生出来的男婴,你们想要他吗?"他们答复道:"固然!"可是我亲生妈妈随后发现,我的养母历来没有上过大学,我的爸爸乃至从没有读过高中。她回绝签这个收养条约。只是在几个月今后,我的爸妈允许她肯定要让我上大学,谁人时分她才赞成。我的人生就如此可以了。

And 17 years later, I did go to college, but I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as stanford, and all of my working-class parents' savings were being spent on my college tuition. after six months, I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, and no idea of how college was going to help me figure it out, and here I was, spending all the money my parents had saved their entire life. So i decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out ok. it was pretty scary at the time, but looking back, it was one of the best decisions i ever made. the minute i dropped out, i could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me and begin dropping in on the ones that looked far more interesting.

十七年后,我上大学了,可是我很无知地选了一所差不多和斯坦福一样贵的黉舍,差不多花掉我那蓝领阶级养爸妈平生的积贮。六个月后,我觉得不值得。我看不出本身今后要做甚么,也不晓得大学会如何帮我指点迷津,而我却在花消爸妈平生的积贮。以是我决意退学,并且信赖没有做错。一可以十分吓人,但回想起来,这倒是我平生中作的最好的决意之一。从我退学的那一刻起,我可以截至统统不感乐趣的必修课,可以旁听那些有意义得多的课。

It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends' rooms. i returned coke bottles for the five-cent deposits to buy food with, and i would walk the seven miles across town every sunday night to get one good meal a week at the hare krishna temple. i loved it. and much of what i stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. let me give you one example.

工作并不那末美妙。我没有宿舍可住,睡在伙伴房间的地上。为了用饭,我搜集五分一个的旧可乐瓶,每一个星期天晚上步行七英里到哈尔-克里什纳庙里改良一下一周的炊事。我喜欢这类糊口体式格局。可以遵照本身的猎奇和直觉前行以后被证实是那么的贵重。让我来给你们举个例子吧。

Reed college at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer was beautifully hand-calligraphed. because i had dropped out and didn't have to take the normal classes, i decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. i learned about serif and sans-serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. it was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found it fascinating.

当时的里德大学供应大概是天下最好的书法指点。校园中每一张海报,抽屉上的每一张标签,都是摩登的手写体。由于我已退学,不消修那些必修课,我决意选一门书法课上上。在这门课上,我学会了"serif"和"sans-serif"两种字体、学会了如何在差别的字母组合中改动字间距、学会了如何写出好的字来。这是一种科学没法捕获的奇妙,楚楚动人、布满汗青秘闻和艺术性,我觉得本身被完全迷惑了。

none of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. but ten years later when we were designing the first macintosh computer, it all came back to me, and we designed it all into the mac. it was the first computer with beautiful typography. if i had never dropped in on that single course in college, the mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts, and since windows just copied the mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have them.

当时我并不期望书法在今后的糊口中能有甚么适用代价。可是,十年以后,我们在设想第一台macintosh盘算机时,它一会儿浮如今我眼前。因而,我们把这些物品全都设想进了盘算机中。这是第一台有这么摩登的笔墨版式的盘算机。要不是我当初在大学里偶尔选了这么一门课,macintosh盘算机绝不会有那末多种印刷字体或间距支配公道的字号。要不是windows照搬了macintosh,小我电脑大概不会有这些字体和字号。

if i had never dropped out, i would have never dropped in on that calligraphy class and personals computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do.

要不是退了学,我决不会恰巧选了这门书法课,小我电脑也大概不会有如今这些摩登的版式了。

Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when i was in college, but it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later. Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards, so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something--your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever--because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path, and that will make all the difference.

固然,我在大学里不大概从这一点上看到它与将来的关系。十年以后再转头看,二者之间关系就十分、十分清楚了。你们一样不大概从如今这个点上看到将来;只要转头看时,才会发现它们之间的关系。以是你必需信赖,那些点点滴滴,会在你将来的生命里,以某种体式格局串连起来。你必需信赖一些物品——你的勇气、宿命、糊口、人缘,任意甚么——由于信赖这些点滴可以一起毗邻会给你带来循从本觉的自傲,它使你阔别普通,变得异乎寻常。

My second story is about love and loss.

我的第二个故事是对于爱/乐趣和得失的。

I was lucky. I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents's garage when I was 20. We worked hard and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees.

我很光荣,能在年青时就找到乐趣地点。二十年前,Woz 和我在我爸妈的仓库里创始了苹果。我们十分勤奋,苹果用了十年从两个穷小子和一个破车库生长成了具有四千多名雇员市值二下亿美圆的大公司。

We just released our finest creation—the Macintosh a year earlier. And I had just turned 30 and then I got fired。How can you get fired from a company you started. Well as apple grew we hired someone ,who I thought was very talented, to run the company with me. And for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge. And eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30, I was out and very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone. And it was devastating. I really didn't know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generations of entrepreneurs down. That I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Nonce. And tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me. I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

一年前,我们方才公布了史上最棒的产物Macintosh。我也刚满30,但是以后我却被公司总裁卷铺盖了。怎样会有人被本身建立的公司炒了呢?在苹果的生长期,我们雇了一个我当时很垂青的人物。在最后的一年中,统统都很顺遂。可是以后我们对公司的将来生长发生了不合。最终完全闹翻了。而此时,董事会站在了他的一边。就在而立之年,我被当众扫地出门。忽然我人生的重心不见了。这给我的攻击很大。好几个月的时候里,我都手足无措。觉得本身无颜面临上一辈的企业家们。我没有接好他们交给我的接力棒。我访问了戴维·帕卡德和鲍勃·诺伊斯。跟他们致歉说本身搞砸了。我的失利,被闹的沸沸扬扬。我乃至想过要分开硅谷一走了之。但慢慢的,我又认识到,我对工作的酷爱始终没有变。我的不测出局,并没有影响我的酷爱。尽管被回绝,但我心仍旧。因而我决意从新来过。

I didn't see it then. But it turned out that getting fired from Apple, was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. During the next 5 years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar. And fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the world's first computer animated feature film "Toy Story". And is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT. And I returned to Apple. And the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple's current renaissance. And Laurence and I have a wonderful family together.

我当时没有觉得。可是转头看被苹果炒掉,实在是我平生中最有意义的事。胜利的巨大压力酿成了新人接管应战的轻巧, 不再受固有思想拘束。我可以进入了我人生中最具创造力的期间。接下来的五年里,我建立了一个叫NeXT的公司我一个叫皮克斯的公司,还与一们良好的女人相知相爱。她以后成了我的太太。皮克斯以后建造了世上第一个用电脑建造的动画片子《玩具总动员》。如今曾经是天下上最胜利的动画工作室。峰回路转,苹果收买了NeXT。我也回到了苹果。并且正是我们在NeXT研发的技巧带来了苹果的回复。我还和我的太太组建了完善的家庭。

I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened, if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life's gonna hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is gonna fill a large part of your life. And the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking and don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking. Don't settle.

我很必定,这统统都要归功于昔时我被苹果解雇的经过。以是说良药苦口利于病。有时分,糊口会给你迎头痛击。不要心灰意懒。我深信,独一可以让我保持下去的,是我对本身工作的酷爱。 你必需去寻觅本身所爱。工作或是恋爱,都是如斯。工作是糊口中很关键的一部分。要真正取得满足感,就必需做你认为有代价的工作。要做有代价的工作,你就必需酷爱你要做的工作。如果你还没有找到,千万不要抛却,要继承寻觅。只要聆听你的心声,当你发现时,你就会晓得。就像任何巨大的情感关系一样,跟着时候的推移,这份情会愈来愈浓郁。以是不要抛却,要继承寻觅。

My third story is about death.

我的第三个故事是对于灭亡的。

When I was 17 I read a quote that went something like "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right". It made an impression on me. And since then for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and ask myself, "If today was the last day of my life, would I wanna do what I'm about to do today?". And whenver the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. 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 you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

十七岁的时分,我读到过一句话,大抵意义是:如果你把每一天都当作最终一天来过,那末总有一天你是对的。这句话我印象深入。以后的33年中,天天清晨我都会对着镜子问本身:如果今日就是我生射中的最终一天,我还会想要如此做吗?如果陆续几天我的答复都是"不",我就晓得,我需求做些改动了。提示本身的生命有限,令我的平生收获颇丰。这使我能明智地在人生庞大成绩上做出决议。由于统统的统统,统统寻求,统统光荣,统统惊恐,统统波折,在灭亡眼前,都显得微乎其微。剩下的才是最关键的工作。记着本身总会死去是制止本身被拘束的最好方式。你曾经一贫如洗。另有甚么来由违犯本身的志愿呢?

About a year ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning. And it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn't even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable. And that I should expect to live no longer than 3 tot 6 months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor's code for prepare to die. It means to try and tell your kids everything. You thought you'd have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. 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. I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy. Where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines. Put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated but my wife who was there,told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope, the doctor started crying. Because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and thankfully I'm fine now.

好像一年前,我被诊断出癌症。早上七点半,我做了个检验。我的胰腺上明明有个肿瘤。我那会都不晓得胰腺是个甚么物品。大夫告知我,这是一种绝症,无药可救。我的生命只剩下三到六个月了。我的大夫劝我回家摒挡后事。意义是我可以等死了。这也意味着你告要将将来十年的话,在剩下的几个月里都告知你的小孩。这也意味着要把统统支配稳健。

让你的家人可以安然接管。这也意味着要跟亲朋们逐一离别。这个诊断的暗影覆盖了我一整天。当晚,我做了切片检验。大夫将内窥镜送入我的喉咙,经过胃部,然后进入肠道。用一根针在我的胰腺肿瘤上取了些细胞样本。我当时被麻醉了,不外我太太在场, 以后她告知我,当大夫用显微镜窥察这些细胞时,他们哭了。由于他们发现我得的是一种罕有的胰腺癌。这类癌症是可以经过手术治好的。我做了手术,并且康复了。

This was the closest I've been to facing death. And I hope it's the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept. No one wants to die even people who want to go to heaven, don't wanna die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it and that is as it should be. Because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you. But someday not too long from now, you'll gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic but it is quite true. You 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 inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow our heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

这是我离灭亡近来的一次经过。也期望以后的几十年里我能离它远点。与死神擦肩后,我如今可以坚决地告知各位,灭亡是个很有效可是个地道的肉体概念。没人情愿死去,即便是那些想上天国的人。也不想经过灭亡抵达天国。但是我们每一小我都会死,没人能回避,并且生命本就如斯。由于灭亡是生命最好的发现。它是生命更替的前言。它鞭策天下的新陈代谢。如今,你们代表着新,可是不久后,你们也会酿成旧,然后被代谢掉。歉仄说得有些通情达理,但这都是究竟。你的生命很有限,以是不要糟塌在过别人的糊口上。不要被教条约束。那只是依照别人的思想了局而糊口。不要让别人的哗闹纷纷,覆没了本身心里的声音。最关键的是,你要有勇气去服从你的直觉和心灵的呼叫。实在它们最认识打听你想成为甚么样的人。别的的都是主要的。

When I was young, there is an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catelog. 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 typerwriters, 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 Catelog. 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 sighed 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.

在我年青的时分,有本很棒的叫环球目次的杂志。被我们那代人奉为典范。它是由斯图尔特·布兰德在这邻近的Menlo公园开办的。他把本身的文艺气质融汇当中。那是六十年代末期。当时还没有小我电脑。全用打字机,铰剪和宝丽来照相机。它就比如是三十五年前的简装版的谷歌。布满理想主义色采。该书简约适用,看法独到。斯图尔特团队出书了几期的环球目次。当它以后要停刊的时分,他们出来最终一版。那是七十年代中期,我就像你们这么大。杂志最终一期的封底上,是一幅清晨村庄公路的照片。是那种乘车旅游玩冒险时会遇到的村路,照片上面有如此一段话:求知若渴,谦虚若愚。这是他们停刊的离别语。求知若渴,谦虚若愚。我不断以此鼓励本身。在你们马上结业可以极新路程的时辰,我期望你们也能做到:求知若渴,谦虚若愚。

Thank you all very much!

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