Apple's Jobs Tells Graduates About Dropout - New York Times: "Steve Jobs told Stanford University graduates Sunday that dropping out of college was one of the best decisions he ever made because it forced him to be innovative -- even when it came to finding enough money for dinner.
In an unusually candid commencement speech, Jobs also told the almost 5,000 graduates that his bout with a rare form of pancreatic cancer reemphasized the need to live each day to the fullest.
''Your time is limited so don't let it be wasted living someone else's life,'' Jobs said...
When he was diagnosed with cancer, Jobs said his doctor told him he only had three- to-six months to live. He later found out he had a rare, treatable form of the disease -- but he still learned a tough lesson.
''Remembering you are going to die is the best way to avoid the fear that you have something to lose,'' he said."