One of the best commencement speeches I’ve seen or heard. This is right on top with Steve Job’s commencement speech at Stanford for the class of 2005. Hat’s off to Mr. Jeff Bezos on such a wonderful speech. Really thought provoking. Especially the last few introspective questions,
Tomorrow, in a very real sense, your life — the life you author from scratch on your own — begins.
How will you use your gifts? What choices will you make?
Will inertia be your guide, or will you follow your passions?
Will you follow dogma, or will you be original?
Will you choose a life of ease, or a life of service and adventure?
Will you wilt under criticism, or will you follow your convictions?
Will you bluff it out when you’re wrong, or will you apologize?
Will you guard your heart against rejection, or will you act when you fall in love?
Will you play it safe, or will you be a little bit swashbuckling?
When it’s tough, will you give up, or will you be relentless?
Will you be a cynic, or will you be a builder?
Will you be clever at the expense of others, or will you be kind?
Read the full transcript at: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S27/52/51O99/index.xml
Love what you do, do what you love!