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 other’s 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.
When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, 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 1960s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, 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 Catalog, 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 signed 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.
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bike. Then I realized God doesn’t work that way, so I stole 1 & prayed 4 forgiveness
GonulAksoy’s wondering how weird it would be if ur significant surgically planted mirrors to make his balls more disco.
Life is what happens when you’re busy twittering.
I find the idea of parallel universes oddly comforting. Somewhere, I made the right decisions.
By sponsoring these technology forums, Not an Alternative hopes to help local community groups better understand how to use these commercially-used technologies from an organizing perspective. Several of the speakers at the forum stressed that the applications could be obtained inexpensively and did not require buying computers or the latest mobile phones.