Apple's CEO,Steve Jobs gave a speech at Stanford university commencement in 2002.

And the last paragraph of the speech is listed below. My question is how to understand the meaning of "stay Hungry, Stay Foolish". Please do me a favor. Thanks.

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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.

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Stay hungry = always keep wanting something more, something new.
Stay foolish = always keep an open mind, never think that you know everything.
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Anonymous:
Great reply!That explains it!

I got it.Thank you very much!
Anonymous:
STAY HUNGRY = Always be curious to learn more and achieve more.

STAY FOOLISH = Dare to make unconventional decision as Steve Jobs did when he quit his college to persue his quest, as Gandhi did when he adopted satyagraha against oppression, as Buffet did early in his career when he made some well calculated investments in low priced high potential companies. In this case some people might call you FOOLISH but Providence will prove that it pays to STAY FOOLISH.Here I humbly beg to differ from an interpretation of STAY FOOLISH (that we should be ready to learn more) because interpretation of STAY HUNGRY naturally includes this thought.
Stay hungry = Always keep taking knowledge of new things and never share with anyone,,

Stay foolish= be like a innocent but answer whenever you get answer of you answers.
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Anonymous:
alog issue.. they put the words 'Stay hungry, Stay foolish' which was later quoted by (late) Steve Job during his speech at Stanford university.

Stay Hungry: don't be too easily satisfied or grow too comfortable.
Stay Foolish: don't think that you know everything.. stay foolish and keep learning new things.

Source(s):


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_Earth_Catalog
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Emotion: wink
Anonymous:
well explained!
Anonymous:
I really like your answer. I think this is more of Steve Jobs' words.
Anonymous:
I think this reply is most apt.

AK Sethi.
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