Do yourself a favor and read what he said,
or, better yet, view the YouTube video of the speech
and/or show it to your children:
We found the video via Top 12 Inspirational Videos from YouTube
and YouTube video of Jobs' 2005 speech at Stanford.
Here are a couple of excerpts:
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life....
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
Yup, that's right.