Wednesday, October 5, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs and Good Advice for Law Students

Download the iPhone candle app, step outside, and hold it up to the sky tonight in memory of Steve Jobs . Then listen to his commencement speech at Stanford in 2005. It was for their undergrads, but its good advice for law students and, well, anyone:
"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. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true."

"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. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

- Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement
If that excerpt is inspiring, you can read the full transcript of his commencement speech, or watch it here:

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