John Geiger once said, "A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. Every day you wake up, think about what a privilege it is to simply be alive and healthy. Stop focusing on the negatives and everything that could go wrong and start thinking about what could go right. Better yet, think of everything that already is right. Be thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends who turned into family and past dreams andy goals that turned into realities. Use this mindset of positivity to fuel an even brighter today and tomorrow." He shows how you should be proud of what you have accomplished and keep sticking to that attitude and mindset to continue doing what you're doing. Steve Jobs attempts to continue to this aspect by using rhetorical devices to convey his three stories, however he is dealing with graduates who just paid a fortune to be where they are today so it shouldn't have been issued the way it was. .
Steve Jobs composed a commencement speech to be directed to the Stanford graduates of 2005. His purpose was to inspire their youth minds and 'open their eyes', however he uses his personal opinions and history to prove his point. Although he uses this method, the rhetorical devices he uses in the three stories he shares. He makes himself seem like a person who is holding on to the saddest of times and has gone through many obstacles when things didn't start looking good. He tries to reach out the graduates that failure can be good. Of course everyone can relate to failure. However these are young adults who just paid a fortune to attend to a ostentatious university like Stanford. In his speech he says, "You have to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well-worn path and that will make a difference," if someone follows their heart, instinct and interest, everything will eventually fall into place. Not everyone is able to mentally understand to such thing.