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July 05, 2005

Not So Trivial Question

Here's a quote from Steve Jobs' speech at this year's Stanford commencement ceremony.

[Y]ou 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. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
There's something missing. What is it?

Posted by annika, Jul. 5, 2005 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: Faith


"your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever"

Jobs didn't want to mention God apparently.

But maybe he knew what he was doing. Jobs was speaking in California at Stanford, so I can picture the Simpson's like buzz and confusion in the crowd had he mentioned the "G" word.

Posted by: Mark on Jul. 5, 2005


Posted by: Pamela on Jul. 5, 2005

"Jobs didn't want to mention God apparently."

I'm seconding that observation.

Posted by: reagan80 on Jul. 5, 2005


From what I know, he is one of the world's worst guys to live with. So most of his life he has had no love even though he has had dozens of girlfriends. I was surprised while reading his speech to learn he was married. I don't expect it to last long.

So I think the lack of love has hurt him. The characteristics that make him unlovable are the same characteristics that make him a terrible people person and very difficult to work for.

Posted by: Jake on Jul. 5, 2005

Assuming he left out God because he didn't want to offend anyone, i have to wonder why it is that other commencement speakers don't think twice about offending conservative members of their audience.

The rest of Jobs' speech is pretty good, actually.

Posted by: annika on Jul. 5, 2005

Hmm..... Doesn't will power conviction and more to the point....A PLAN have anything to do with the outcome of your life? Who is this jackass anyways?

Posted by: Jeff on Jul. 5, 2005

Consider his biography. He went to Reed College (my alma mater) for a short time, then went to India or somewheres and hung out, then became a millionaire.

Posted by: Ontario Emperor on Jul. 5, 2005

He's younger than I am, and has more money. I wouldn't trade lives. I'm not sure he knows how to be happy.

However, I will give him credit for delivering a commencement speech, not a political harangue to a captive audience. That, unfortunately, seems to be the trend in these parts. My alma mater will never see another dime from me.

Posted by: MarkD on Jul. 6, 2005

Caaaaandy. Steve always forgets to mention caaaaaandy.


Candy the Sheep

Posted by: Kevin Kim on Jul. 6, 2005

You know, once you become famous, you can't have your cake and eat it too.

If he didn't mention God, he gets scrutinized by those of us who believe in her. If he mentions God, then those who do not go into an uproar.

It's a situation that is unwinnable. Despite the fact that he didn't want to offend, he offended all those who were looking for the little magic word.

When you become a public figure, are you supposed to share your heart with the world? The fact that he edited his comments does not mean that he doesn't believe in God. He obviously did not have to make any personal disclosures. Tell me, what are you after? Blood?

Crucify him! Crucify him! They yelled.

We have ALL sinned and come short of the Glory of God!


Posted by: Buzz Miller on Aug. 19, 2005