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     I am so impressed to rethink about my thoughts of my life after reading the commencement address which is one of the finest speeches in the world.  I already knew about the Jobs' speech.  Unfortunately, there is no chance to listen and read carefully.  As soon as I finished reading it seriously, I was reminded of what I truly love.  I am still looking for the courage to follow my heart and intuition.  When I left Korea and started to live in America, I thought I could easily find what I wanted to become.  It is one of my dreams to learn English and live in America. However, it is more complicated than I expected.  There is no easy way to find what I love for my life.

     In order to fine a way to connect the dots, I continuously take classes I am interested in. This is the reason I am here and why I write something in English.  In addition, I also go to Oakton Community College this semester to take two computer programming classes.  It is not easy to work during the day and study at night.  Since the computer science is the newest technology, I should not settle but keep on learning all my life.  I am not sure that when it all would come back to me like Jobs did.  But, I want to believe that the dots will somehow connect in my future and never let me down.  I hope that it will make all the difference in my life.

     In my culture, it is impossible to understand how a founder gets fired from a company he started.  The more impressive thing is that Jobs returned to his place on his own.  I think he is really good at starting new companies and he always does his best in his place because he enjoys his work.  I sincerely what to copy this practice.  It is true that my work fills a large part of my life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what I believe is great work.  But now, I am not doing great work.  I have always complained about where I work.  Even though my work is good and it is what I want.  I am grumbling about my working schedule and salary.  In order to better my life, I need to stop complaining.

     "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" I ask myself.  Sometimes, I would say yes, sometimes no.  I know that there is no reason not to follow my heart.  I also know that my time is limited.  Because of my family and friends, I hesitate to do what I want or love.  I am wondering what it is that I want to do.  And I also listen to the opinions of friends and family.  Anyway, I will let them know what I truly want to become, since I am intending to face all fear of embarrassment or failure.  I was raised in a family-oriented culture which means I was strongly influenced by my parents' thoughts whenever I decided the important decisions in my life.  I am going to start following my own inner voice.

     The last thing I should keep remembering is "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish".  I don't want to follow money.  I should follow my heart and intuition for the rest of my life.

----- comments from teacher

Wow! This is what happens when people come to America. People cut loose from their traditional culture. 

Money make everything possible - but the love of money is the root of all evil.

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