stay hungry, stay foolish

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Diana Patricia, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Diana Patricia New Member

    Hello Everybody:
    I´m writing because I need to know What is the meaning of the phrase "STAY HUNGRY, STAY FOOLISH"

    Thank You for your help
  2. GreenWhiteBlue

    GreenWhiteBlue Senior Member

    The City of New York
    USA - English
    What was the context in which you found this?
  3. Oeco

    Oeco Senior Member

    Milwaukee, WI
    English - US
    GWB is right to ask for context, but I think it was the last words of the last issue of the Whole Earth Catalogue published by Stewart Brand and his team. Steve Jobs used it in his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University. If I'm right, it means simply:

    Stay Hungry: don't be too easily satisfied or grow too comfortable.
    Stay Foolish: Brand and his folks liked to think of themselves as "fools" in an overly serious world.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  4. Hyper Squirrel Member

    New York
    English - American
    Without context, I would guess it means that to stay hungry and not to eat would be, in the long run, foolish; but without context I can't be sure.
  5. wow1 New Member

    i want know what is the meaning of stay hungry stay foolish
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  6. PUNDIT New Member

    'stay hungry means,in this context,do not feel contended with what you have already achieved but always feel hungry to do more and more business or profit.again stay foolish means never thing that you have learnt all there is nothing more to learn for other words when you think that you are still foolish,you try to learn more and more and keep learning new things.
  7. vicius New Member

    Bulgaria- English and German
    'Stay hungry, stay foolish' means - find yourself and be creative! Do what you want and can in this life. :)
  8. TOTO KAKA Senior Member

    < Added to previous thread. (Moderator) >

    Hello everyone
    Steve Job's 2005 commencement address in Stanford ends by a quote he loved " Stay hungry. Stay foolish".
    what did he mean by this?
    My perception is somehow like this : If we are poor, foolishness is unavoidable.
    Please let me know if I am correct.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 26, 2015
  9. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    In my opinion:

    Stay hungry = keep having goals; don't be complacent
    Stay foolish = keep taking chances; don't be afraid to try new things

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