Thursday, November 17, 2011

“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” – The Whole Earth Catalog

With the recent passing of Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, it seems everyone – even those who didn’t know him personally, were inspired by his passion and his attitude toward life. He held an opinion that we encourage every day – to live life to the fullest, enjoy every moment, and never, ever settle.

At Jensen communities, we were especially touched by the words that Jobs shared through his closing words at the 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University. “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish,” is what he cited from a 1970’s issue of the publication, “The Whole Earth Catalog.” While at the time, Jobs speech was being directed at the young 20-somethings of the esteemed universities’ graduating class, it’s clear that these words and the message they evoke, transcend generations. 

Whether you are still working and raising your family, transitioning your life into the golden years, or further along into your retirement, we encourage all of you to stay hungry…and stay foolish. Keep the energy of your youth within you. Instead of falling into the stereotype of how you should act at your age, be part of changing that perspective of growing old and define it for yourself. Continue to do what you love.  Enjoy the freedom that you have worked so hard for, and live the rest of your life to the fullest. Tomorrow is never a certain day for any of us – so today, do what you love and keep the youthful fire of passion inside you, alive.

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1 comment:

  1. Well Boomers, you really are redefining the idea of retirement, and we love it! Check out this article on some of the hobbies that are keeping your energetic selves going strong.