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“Today I want to tell you three stories from my life…”

Yesterday i posted a link to a great video of Steve Jobs talking technology. Today, on the 1st anniversary of his death, i’m posting this video of his 2005 Stanford Commencement Address, in which he talks about life.

Yes, you’ve probably seen it before. I don’t care. I think it’s massively (re-)watchable and an inspiring speech. The bit that really resonates with me is towards the end:

… For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Everytime i watch/hear/read this I wish i had the fucking balls to live by the same sort of rule. And then almost immediately afterwards think, how can i afford not to? (Yet I change nothing. I’m an idiot.)

PS. There’s a beautiful tribute up on today.