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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.

the brief journey to my Mnemonic Device

 Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down and I'd like to take a minute just sit right there and I'll tell you how I'm no fresh prince of any place called bel-air. ..lol

I have been a fan of Marc Eckō since I was in junior high. His aggressive approach to change the face of streetwear and impact a culture with a rhino has always inspired me. I was an artist myself and would draw clothes & shoes all the time, but out of fear of the unknown and limited resources I allowed that -- fear, to be my identity. With the youth having a passion for fashion I allowed the excitement of someone else's passion (Phil Knight - Nike, Russell Simmons - PhatFarm, my peers) cause me to make unwise decisions such as drop out of high school to work a job because I wanted to have what the "cool kids" had -- Jordan's, Fubu and Eckō clothing.

Through out the years I had moments where my heart was pulled back towards fashion as a designer and creative, but with that I allowed uncertainty to shadow my progression.

Fast forward to today now that I am 30 years old. I looked back on my life and discovered I spent most of my time chasing things that mattered to other people or was only destined for those I was inspired by. Pretty much I needed to take what I always felt and knew I was purposed to be and be it! I came to this understanding About 1 year ago a friend of mine had designed a shirt that had the quote "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish -- which came from a commencement speech that Steve Jobs gave to the graduates of Stanford University. In his (Steve) speech he had three stories and the last one was about death and what stood out was the last paragraph he read from that speech. 

t-shirt by www.Homage.com

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford University commencement address.

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped in dogma- which is living with the results of other peoples thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

What I got from that was your identity is not to be defined by others. Anyone else's opinion of you and who you become doesn't matter only you will be held accountable to the level of success you allow yourself to have while you still have breath to pursue it. Although Steve never states the direct meaning behind the final words of that speech, "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish" I believe it means to always desire more from yourself and to relentlessly pursue your dreams without fear of taking the unorthodox approach in your pursuit.

I encourage you to know that regardless of where you are in life a dream and passion never really dies, it can be delayed but never dies.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
- Steve Jobs
(1955-2011 R.I.P.)

Video of the 2005 Stanford University Commencement Speech:
http://youtu.be/UF8uR6Z6KLc

This Project was made from my iPad 

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