每日英語跟讀 Ep.K598: Pursue Your Dreams with Determination, Tech CEOs Inspire Graduates
During in-person graduation ceremonies held by several major universities in Taiwan for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, Jensen Huang, the co-founder and CEO of Nvidia, urged National Taiwan University (NTU) graduates to actively chase their dreams. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of running, not walking, towards their goals. Huang compared pursuing dreams to running for food or running to avoid becoming prey, highlighting the urgency and dedication required to succeed.
Other notable tech executives also addressed graduating students at various Taiwanese universities. National Chengchi University held two ceremonies, featuring Patrick Pan, an alumnus and the head of Taiwan and Hong Kong operations at Meta (owner of Facebook), and Tung Tzu-hsien, the chairman of Pegatron. At National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), the CEO of TUL Corp, Ted Chen, who is also an alumnus, delivered the commencement speech. Chen encouraged graduates to maintain an optimistic mindset and approach challenges with calmness.
While many universities invited speakers from the tech industry, National Taiwan Normal University chose Academia Sinica's Lee Fong-mao, a Taoist, to deliver the commencement speech. Lee encouraged the graduating students, totaling 4,469, to fearlessly pursue unconventional or unpopular subjects and themes if they plan to pursue careers in academics. He emphasized that through dedication and passion, individuals can shape their lives in unique ways.
At National Chi Nan University, Hsieh Hsiang-tang, a student of Rukai descent, incorporated a quote from Rukai writer Avuinni Kadreseng in her graduation speech. Hsieh expressed that enduring discomfort often leads to the discovery of valuable principles. She encouraged her fellow graduates to embrace challenges and strive for success, while respecting traditional wisdom and utilizing modern technology to strengthen their connection with the land.
Reference article: https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2023/05/28/2003800556