Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.
It’s the afternoon of June 12, 2005, in sun-drenched Palo Alto, California. Hundreds of graduating students at Stanford University are listening to what will later be considered one of the most inspiring speeches of our time. A year after being diagnosed with cancer, Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivers a commencement speech that forgoes the typical formality. He shares three intimate, meaningful, and eloquent stories from his life. “That’s it. No big deal,” he says. It becomes a YouTube classic long before his death a few years later.
In his legendary speech, Jobs speaks from the heart about experiences that ...