People all over the world love Apple. Today, Steve Jobs – the very person who created Apple, put it back on its feet, and made the company the most valuable enterprise in the United States within a matter of several years – died.
Dear youths, the whole world is open to your future. You do not have to worry about the common sense/standard of the Japanese society. It is good to be different from others.
I assure each one of you young people that there are something worthy to devote yourself to. It is in your inner self, although you may not have discovered it, or have not noticed it yet. Or maybe you can not find it if you keep on living the daily life only in Japan, because, in the horizon of this globalizing world, there exist so many different societies.
Youth does not last forever nor is it repeatable. I urge you to go out to the world. For what? For study or anything your instinct may tell you! Just get out of your place, go out to different parts of the world for a couple of weeks, couple of months, several months, or even several years. Breathe in the different air, live, and know many people in the world. Then, you have a good chance of finding your path. Someday in the future, you will see those “Many Dots” of direct experiences connect. This, I can assure you.
Listen every now and then to that historically famous 14 minutes speech by Steve Jobs at Stanford University. I do, too, occasionally. It is truly a good speech. Very moving. But now, we listen to it with tears.
Steve Jobs was a wonderful, extraordinary person. He totally changed our life and the life of our children in a matter of less than a decade.
See how even a child of only two or three years old touch television, trying to move the images on the screen!