Element II Lesson2 Part1&2 Stay Hungry Stay Foolish
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I am ( ) to be with you today at your commencement
from one of the finest universities in the world. Today I want to
tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big ( ).
Just three stories.
The first story is about ( ) the dots.
I dropped out of Reed College after the ( ) six months.
I couldn’t see the point in it. I had no idea what I wanted to
do ( ) my life and no idea how college was going
to help me ( ) it out, so I decided to drop out
and believe that it would all ( ) out OK. It was
pretty scary at that time, but ( ) back it was
one of the best decisions I ever ( ). The minute
I dropped out I could stop taking the ( ) classes
that were not interesting to me, and begin dropping in ( )
whatever class looked interesting.
I decided to take a calligraphy class. I learned about serif and san-serif
typefaces, about ( ) the amount of space between
different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great.
It was beautiful, historical, and artistically subtle in a ( )
that science can’t explain. I found ( ) fascinating.
( ) of this had even a hope of any practical use in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it ( ) come back to me. And we designed it ( ) into the Mac. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in ( ) this calligraphy class, and personal computers would not have the wonderful typography that they ( ). You can’t connect the dots looking ( ); you can only connect them looking ( ), so you have to trust that the dots will ( ) connect in your future.