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園長の鳰川泰也(におかわやすなり)です。

学校法人千葉白菊学園の理事長も兼任しています。
確か、理事長・園長の兼任では千葉市で一番若いかも?です。
平成27年度で11年目を迎えます。
千葉市美浜区倫理法人会相談役(23年9月より2年間、会長職)です。
千葉ネオライオンズクラブ会計(平成24年入会。)です。


座右の銘は
「過去は変えることはできない
 ならば終わったことには感謝しよう
 未来は私たちの手で創ることができる
 ならば挑戦しよう」
(幼児活動研究会の山下孝一社長から頂いたお言葉です!感謝。)

”過去への感謝と未来への挑戦”を常に忘れずに、生きていきたいです。


好きな乾杯のフレーズは
「Salute!!!!」
です。
基本、サルーの時はテキーラのショットが似つかわしいですが、
コロナでもヱビスビールでも、何でもサルー!です。
お酒は、お付き合い程度です、ハイ・・・。
(シャンパン・・・とは言わず、スパークリングワインも美味しいよね!?)


好きなTV番組は
BS NHKのNFL


好きなお菓子は
”リーフィー(森永製菓さん)”と”McVITIE'S(明治製菓さん)”。
チョコレートビスケット系を食しながらのミルクティー(牛乳多め)が最高です。


好きな食べ物は
メーヤウのメーヤウカレー(大辛)の両方大盛り。
         ↑
コレ、絶対に食べた方がイイですよ!
20年以上通っているお店です。


スポーツはサーフィンとスキーをするのが好きです。

どちらもそれほど上手ではありませんが、生涯スポーツとしてずっと関わっていきたいなと願っています。
全日本スキー連盟(SAJ)検定2級(平成23年1月受験 20年ぶり3回目)
平成24年2月、1級取得!
現在、準指導員検定に向けて頑張っております。

おすすめゲレンデは・・・
☆ニセコビレッジ
  飛行機でその日に着いて滑れるのは魅力です。
  宿からのアクセスがグンバツ!ランチ後に温泉浸かってまた滑れるのは最高!
  どんなに雪まみれになっても、ウエアが濡れないのはニセコマジック?
☆スノーパーク尾瀬戸倉(群馬県利根郡片品村)
  スノボーをするならココ!しかし、スノボーやらない私もココは大好き!
  子どものレッスンなら、レッスン料払えば、リフト代不要。
  かつ駐車料金無料!という、価格戦略が上手いゲレンデ!
  お世話になっております!
☆かたしな高原スキー場(群馬県利根郡片品村)
  初めてのスキーならココ!安全かつゲレンデ構成が小さい子向き
  ミッフィーちゃんがカワイイし、都会くさくないローカル風が売り!
☆アサマ2000パーク(長野県小諸市)
  とにかくマイナーで、真面目に滑るには激空き&北向き斜面でパウダー!
  ゲレンデ前の高峰マウンテンロッジに連泊して楽しみたいですね。ただし、激寒です!
  軽井沢に行ったら、中軽の星野リゾートの前にある「カウボーイハウス」というステーキ屋さんに入って下さい。味噌ダレが最高です。ニンニクと唐辛子のスープも熱いけど、美味しいですよ〜。

サーフィンのトレーニングとしてスケボーも楽しんでいます。


好みのタイプは森高千里さんと檀れいさん。
森高千里さんは、初めて逢った時から(ブラウン管の中でですが・・・)虜になりました。
檀れいさんは、あまり好きでないサントリー金麦のCMに完全にヤラれてしまった口です。


憧れの人は

船井総合研究所上席コンサルタントの岩崎剛幸さん。
岩崎さんのように、自然体で熱い想いを伝えることができるヒトになりたいです!

アップルコンピュータ創業者のスティーブ・ジョブズ。
このブログのタイトル『Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.』もスティーブ・ジョブズの講演内のスピーチから感銘を受け、頂きました。
(2005年6月、スタンフォード大学卒業式での卒業生に贈るメッセージより)

'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: "We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?" They said: "Of course." My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents' savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn't have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something ― your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky ― I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation ― the Macintosh ― a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn't know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down - that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me ― I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple's current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything ― all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn't even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor's code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you'd have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I'm fine now.

This was the closest I've been to facing death, and I hope it's the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma ― which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much.


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