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もし今日が自分の人生最後の日だとしたら

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The Stanford University Commencement address by Steve Jobs

Transcript of Jobs’ commencement speech


When I was 17 I read a quote that went something like “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.”

It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”

And whenever the answer has been “no” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important thing I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life, because almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.

You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.


スピーチのほんの一部。今の自分には突き刺さった。ただ感動してはいけない。学ばなければならない。勇気に憧れるのではなく、身につけなくてはいけない。

喪失感に覆われていてもすべてを見失ってはいけない。目に見えるものから少しずつはじめていくんだ。

もっと慮れるようになりたい。相手をみつめろ。ぜんぜんだめ。まだまだ。何が欠けているのか、もっと考えろ、自分に問いかけろ、感じとれ、研ぎすませ。いつ何をしていても。甘えちゃだめだ、自分を追いつめろ。

「一日一日これが人生最後の日であるかのように生きるとしよう。そうすれば、いずれ間違いなくそうなる日がくるだろう」

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