TEDxKrakow – John Scherer – Quit Your Job and Find Your Work

Translator: Jerzy Pa
Reviewer: Krystian Aparta This is great. (Polish) Welcome, everyone. (Applause) (Polish) Hello. (Laughter) (Polish) I’m sorry, I understand a little, (Polish) but I don’t speak Polish well. (Polish) I’m sorry. (Polish) Is English good? (Laughter) (Polish) I hope so. (Polish) We’ll see,
(English) we shall see. Can you turn the master volume down
up there a little bit? Someone in the sound booth? Good. This has been a great experience
for me, living in Poland for the last 3 years,
I’ve lived in Cracow, I love your city,
the people, Poland. Thank you, it’s a great place. (Applause) I go back to Seattle,
where I have my office. People say,
“What are you doing in Poland?” And I say, “You’ve
never been there.” (Laughter) Now, there’s certain things that are
different about Poland than America. We were at the end of one of our
3.5-day leadership development seminars, and a participant came up at the end, and I said, “How was this for you?” And he said, “Nieźle, nieźle.” (Laughter) My first week in Poland.
He walked away, and I turn to my colleague Darek,
and I said, “Darek, what does that mean?” And he said, “Not bad.” (Laughter) And I said, “Not bad?” (Laughter) Geez, 3.5 days! And Darek said, “The guy just told you
that you changed his life.” (Laughter) (Applause) And I said, “Well, why didn’t he tell me?” He said, “He did, he told you
it was ‘not bad’.” (Laughter) He said, “John, this is Poland!”
(Laughter) So, anyway,
it’s been a wonderful time here. I want to talk with you about
something dear to my heart, and it goes like this: How to turn your workplace, your job, into an experience
of personal development? You know what a midlife crisis is, right? A midlife crisis is when you get
to the top rung of your ladder and realize you leaned it
against the wrong wall. (Laughter) (Applause) Now — (Applause) So, I’m going to do anything I can
in the next 18, now 16 minutes, to help you lean your ladder
against the right wall. (Polish) All right? John Scherer: OK.
Audience member: (Polish) Not bad. J.S.: (Polish) Not bad! (Laughter) (Polish) Not bad, (English) not bad, OK.
(Polish) We’ll see. OK. (Laughter) Now, some of you that are already
past your midlife crisis, I have another saying
for you, and that is, “It’s never too late to become
what you might have been.” OK? So here we go.
We’re going to go fast. Where do you spend
most of your awake time? What’s the answer? Audience: Work.
J.S: Work. Maybe some of you are students,
but when I ask the question: “How many of you spend
8 hours a day at work?” Let’s say you work, raise your hand,
8 hours a day. OK, 9 hours a day? 10 hours a day? Come on 11? Come on 12? See? OK, I rest my case. (Laughter) You work more than you sleep. You spend more time at work awake
than anywhere else in your life, so the workplace is an extremely important
part of your life. Now, I ask people, I’m going to ask you. As a human being,
are you a finished product, or are you a work in progress? What would your answer be? Work in progress, everybody says that. I go, “OK, where do you do
your progressing? Where do you do your developing?” And people talk about seminars, and they talk about
their religious institutions. They’re reading books and so forth. And I say, “What about the workplace?”
And they go, “Workplace? What’s that got to do with,
you know, progressing?” So this is my mission in life, really. It’s to help people turn their workplace into a place where they can grow
and develop. In America, this is kind of the way
it’s seen by many people. It’s like I have a life and I have work. How do these two relate to each other? Some people have it — Let’s see,
do I have a laser here? Does this work? Yeah, oh, cool. So, some people have a life and a work and they’re trying to put them together
in some equal fashion. Other people say,
“You know what? No, my life –” I think some of the people
who were up here, performing, are this way: “I’ve got a life.
And my work is a part of my life but it’s not my whole life.” This is what I experience in Poland: I experience that — (Laughter) I was giving a talk recently in Wrocław,
and a young man came up to me, he’s a photographer, and he said, “My mother said,
‘Why are you wasting the education that we gave you? Why don’t you go get a real job?'” And, because — He said, “My mother is
from the older generation in Poland, where the important thing
is to have a job. It doesn’t matter what the job is,
it doesn’t matter if it fits you or not. Doesn’t matter if it has anything to do
with what you really want to do. You’ve got a job? Keep the job. “For Pete’s sake, why don’t you get a job,
so you’ll have a job?” I’ll tell you in a minute why
I’m going to advocate that all of you — How many of you have a job? In a minute you’re going to see,
I’m going to advocate that you quit your job. So standby. (Laughter) Don’t get nervous,
it’s alright. (Laughter) This is what I notice a lot in Poland. People actually build a wall between their life and their workplace. My friends have told me
that in the old days your family system,
your social and your friends were completely separate from work. They said, “You can work beside someone
for years and not know really
the name of their spouse or if they have children
or any problems going on in their life.” It’s completely separate. So what I’m saying
is you can’t separate — How can you separate your life
from your work? You are a human being
in both of those places. So I’ve got a suggestion for you here. Oh, you can’t see that. It’s a really cool picture,
but you can’t see it. (Laughter) It’s not what you made today,
when you go to work, it’s not just what you made, but what are you being made into. It’s not just what you produced
for the company, but what is being produced in you while you’re producing that
for the company. Or like this: It’s not just what happened
today at work, but what is happening inside of you while all that stuff is happening at work. Two people go to work, side by side: One person goes home
at the end of the day and says, Oh my God! What a disaster…
I’m going to… I…” The person working right beside them
goes home and says, “Man, I really learned a lot.
This is incredible.” So, “Everyone gets the experience,
some get the lesson.” My favorite quote from T.S. Eliot. I’m going to rip through some of this. I think we show up
with an assignment of 3 parts: discover who we are,
express it into the world in such a way that makes
a creative difference. Now, I’m going to suggest
that you turn your job, your workplace into a classroom, or a dojo.
I do a little Aikido. It’s like a place where you can practice
being who you are. Why not? Your faculty is waiting for you every day. And the faculty are those idiots
you have to work with. (Laughter) You know. In fact, the worst person there
is your most important teacher. But that’s the advanced class, OK? The curriculum is all that happens
to you all day long. I know the word in Polish,
but they told me not to say it. But it’s all the stuff that happens to you
during the day, that’s your curriculum. And, you know what? There are no grades except what happens inside your body when you go home at the end of the day. That’s how you measure
what happens at work. And there is a final exam,
but by then it’s too late. A “job” by the way, the word “job,” comes from the old-English word, “gobbe,” which means, “a lump of something.” So, in the old days you took stuff
from here, and you moved it over here. You got paid by how many lumps,
or “gobbes,” you moved from here to here. So, in, out, in, out. Today: in basket, out basket. In basket, out basket. All day every day, no matter where
you are, whatever level. You take stuff in, you move it over here. That’s a job. Personally, I don’t want to have a job. If that’s a job, I don’t want one, OK? I recommend that you not have a job, but you look for your work. What is your work? What is the work that you’re here for? “Work” comes
from the Greek word for “erg,” which, I think, I’m going to look
at my physics man here, I think it’s how many calories it takes
to move one gram one centimeter. If I remember my physics right, 101.
Is that close enough? (Polish) Audience: Not bad.
J.S.: Not bad. (Laughter) (Applause) So, work got switched
from “erg” to “werk” in old German, which then became our word, “work.” So, “work” is energy with a direction. It’s purposeful energy. So, personally I think you should quit your job and find your work. Okay? It’s seriously
a very important thing to do. Now, I want to tell a story
about this, real quickly. I was doing an executive seminar
for a woman who ran a big corporation in Seattle, and her team of vice-presidents. We’ll call her Charlotte. And behind her back,
they called her “the dragon-lady.” OK? So, (Polish) in Polish? How do you say, “dragon lady”? Audience: Smoczyca.
J.S.: Yeah, like that, OK. So, at this point in the seminar,
she says, “This is sweet and wonderful,
but what has this got to do with leadership
and running this organization?” And I said,
“OK. What would you do with your life if you didn’t have to
come to work every day?” She said, “I’d go home
and play with my grandchildren.” I said, “OK. Let’s go with that.” And I asked one of the vice-presidents
to take some notes. So they went up to the easel, flip-chart. And I said,
“What is this about your grandchildren?” She said, “Well, first of all,
I have to get the house ready.” “What does that mean?”
“I want to make sure it’s safe. and that there’s some
interesting things there for them to do, that they have enough food
and things to do, and then get myself ready.
I’ve got to have the right attitude.” “What is it?”
“I’ve got to be ready and show them how much I care about them, and so on.” All this is getting written down. “The kids are coming, what do you do?” “I greet them at the door on my knees.” “On your knees? Why?” “I want to meet them
at their own level and so forth.” “What do you do during the day?” “Well, I just follow them around
and hope they’re OK. And if I get a chance
to teach them something, I’ll do it.” And all of this is getting written down. Then she says goodbye to them at the door. At the end of the story she’s quiet, a little bit emotional. I said, “What’s going on?”
She said, “Well, this is very sweet, but I don’t see what it has to do
with leadership.” (Laughter) Of course, I’m the consultant, right? So I’m scared half to death that there’s not going to be
any connection between this
and she’s not going to find it. But I look at the flip chart, and I said, “Let’s just look at this, and tell me what you see.”
And she read it, and I said, “Maybe this is
another description of you as a leader of this organization.” And she said, (Polish) My God.
(English) No, she said, “Oh my God.” (Laughter) She said, “My God. Do you mean that I can bring
the grandmother to work?” (Laughter) And all of her vice-presidents were going, “Oh, God, yes! Oh please, oh please!” (Laughter) You know, and so, it’s really interesting. I came back three months later
to do some follow-up, and the receptionist at the front desk, there was like four levels down
from this executive team. She said, “John, come here.
Grandma’s in the building.” (Laughter) It was great, so — (Applause) So, the question I have for you is, who is that, that lives in you, that you need to bring to work? Now, we’re going to do some more. This is what I call
the “Deferred Life Plan.” This is the default plan
that we were all taught in America. I’m convinced you were taught this here. You work really hard right now,
do whatever you have to do in order to have what you need to have. Then as soon as you have enough of that,
whatever it is, money or status, or the trophy spouse,
or, you know, the toys, whatever you need. As soon as you have enough, then and only then do you get to be happy,
be at peace, be you know, relaxed, whatever it is. Now, there’s one very small problem
with this formula. It doesn’t work. (Laughter) (Polish) Why?
(English) Why? (Laughter) Because you never have enough. If I asked you,
how much money do you need, what’s the answer going to be? “A little more than I have now.” I mean, everybody says that. So you can never have enough — If you make your being happy,
relaxed, or at peace, contingent on anything,
you’ll never get there. Salespeople understand this. They make the sale, how do they feel? (Polish) Not bad, (English) right? (Polish) Good, very good,
fantastic, awesome. (Laughter) (Applause) I’ve just used
all the Polish vocabulary I have. (Laughter) And then, how long does that feeling last? Till the next phone call. And then it’s gone again. This doesn’t get you there.
I’m proposing something extremely radical, which is to turn this whole thing around, and let what you do be and expression
of who you are, and then you get feedback from the world
in the form of money, but who cares? Because you’re starting from the place that what you’re doing
is an expression of who you are. (Polish) All right? (English) OK? (Polish) Do you understand?
(English) OK, cool. Now, I want to talk about
this word here: tov. I’m going to go back to my roots and the creation story
in the book of Genesis, OK? Now, the Native American storytellers
in America will always say, “Now, I don’t know if the story
happened exactly this way, but the story is true.” (Laughter) So, I’m almost positive
that it didn’t happen exactly this way, but the story is true. At one point it says, “The Lord created the oceans and then looked
and saw that it was…” What? Audience: “Good.” J.S.: “Good.” There must be some Lutherans
in the room here. (Laughter) So. That’s a terrible translation
for that word. The word is, tov, in Hebrew.
“Mazel tov,” “lots of tov. ” A better translation is, “The Lord created the oceans
and looked and said, ‘Yes! Yes! (Polish) Yes! Yes!'” “That’s what I’m talking about. ” “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!” (Applause) “That’s a piece of me out there
in the world where you can see it. You want to learn something about me? Look at my ocean.” (Laughter) (Applause) That’s “tov.” My daughter — Let me do it this way. Oh, you can’t see my daughter,
Emma, that’s so sad. My daughter, Emma, is 23,
she’s going to school in Paris, France, studying theater, dance, and voice. And she started dancing
when she could walk. And if Emma were dancing here,
she would not be dancing to impress you, she would not be dancing to get feedback. She’d be dancing because she’s Emma. And Emma dances. You get Emma, you get a dancer. That’s it. The other day, on Skype she said, “Dad, if I break a leg and can’t dance, I don’t know what I’m going to do.”
She said, “This is who I am.” You get Emma, you get a dancer. My son, Asa,
I wonder if you’ll get a picture of Asa. No? Too bad. Oh, there he is. My son, Asa, is now 25,
plays piano and trombone, classical, jazz and so forth, and I came in this little house
that we had, little teenie house, big grand piano,
filled the whole living room, and Asa was playing
this Rachmaninoff piece, OK? The whole house was shaking. You know, little teenie house,
big grand piano. And I stood at the back door,
and I just let the music wash over me. And I stood there, and I had this insight. I could picture Asa at the piano. And then I realized that the house
was not shaking with the piano. The house was not shaking
with Rachmaninoff. The house was shaking with Asa. Asa was filling the house. That grand piano just sits there until Asa puts his fingers
on the keyboard. That Rachmaninoff is just dots
on a piece of paper until he reads it and interprets it
through who he is, and puts his hands on that keyboard. And then the music happens. You are in a job somewhere,
workplace somewhere, your name is in a box
on an organization chart. That’s just your piano. And your job assignment
is just the dots, it’s Rachmaninoff. It’s just dots on a piece of paper
until you put your hands on the keyboard, and then you start to play. If you leave and another name
goes in that box, the music will be different. The music is your music. It has nothing to do with the job. It’s you interpreting
that music into the world. So my suggestion is: When you don’t know
what to do, go for “tov.” Go for “tov.” Tov is when what you’re doing is a full expression of who you are
at the core of your being in such a way that it contributes
to the other people around you, and it is in alignment with what life,
or what creation, needs from you. So, every day that you go to work, just ask yourself, “What’s the lesson here?
What is this for me?” Instead of saying, “I wonder why
this happened to me?” Just turn it slightly, and say, “I wonder why
this is happening for me? I wonder how
this might be happening for me?” So, thank you so much
for the chance to be with you. I highly recommend going for tov, it’s an extraordinary way to live. You get Emma, you get a dancer,
you get me, you get this, OK? Thank you very much. (Applause)

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  1. This is real food. I have been looking for an 'it', what to do with my life. This speech is a drink of water, at long last.       Thank  you  Mr.  Scherer.   How did you know.

  2. I love poland too;  My ladder was leaning on the wrong wall until i found a digital life style . Check out our company – http://tidyurl.com/5yipak.

  3. For all of you talking about "cleaning the toiliets, working in shops, in the fast food joints and other jobs that could not be fulfilling for anyone but they are jobs that need to be done." Most of these jobs can be eliminated tomorrow by implementing existing solutions through good design, automation and decentralising  production. And you know what? When your consciousness shifts from it's narrow view of the current system, and know how to live in line with nature and people, you will clean the toilet yourself 🙂 So, do you still wanna follow your (original) dream ..?

  4. It would be worth every employer and every employee watching this short video over coffee some morning at work, sooner rather than later.

    Thank you John for your inspiring talk.
    Johnnie lawson

  5. I first found this talk a couple years ago. I agree with it even more now. I quit my Day Job (for which I lost my "passion") and started travelling full time. Flying to every country, recording my journey. So I can identify with John Scherer's message.

  6. Inspiring speech, however all I got out of it was a 'promoter ninja pitch' and his wasn't too bad. I think he could had elaborated on how the dragon lady was going to be a better manager, was she going to discipline her employees like she does her grandchildren or did she already do that?  
    Nice old guy and I'm sure he has a firm handshake and a great smile….But people, he ain't got it

  7. I know exactly what you mean John. I am working as a carer in a care home for old people with dementia and this job is very demanding and challenging, but also often very rewarding. And I learn every day something not only about these people but about myself.

  8. How do I apply this in my life? I am a nurse and everyday of my life I try to be the best that I can be but everyday my job is pushing me to the brink of depression because of the too much pressure being put on our shoulders. We nurses get all the shit whenever some asshole want to change something how they operate their business. Health Care is now managed by businessmen.

  9. Thank you.  I think I do some of this already.  I'll just have to look and see how I can change my thinking to make this work more for me.

  10. no more Jonathan Livingsthon Seagull attempts…fact is if you fall forward and do not put your hands, you will hit the ground with your face. And you don't want that! The ground is not soft at all, just like life, so hang on tight and make sure you really get to the next base before you jump.

  11. Semantics.  So his point is, if you don't like your job, you need to adjust your bad attitude.  Hey – problem solved!

  12. Would love to make these people homeless for a year and see how motivated they feel sleeping in a bus shelter. Wankers.

  13. You know you're getting great advice when somebody tells you to quit your job.

    This guy will be splitting the atom any day now.

  14. Look around, see how many people leave comments – now at the views on this video compared to a music video, the world is our oyster, people like us succeed.

  15. Here's the lesson:
    "If you don't like your job, learn how to love it instead! Make your work an extension of yourself!"

    His examples of his kids being a dancer and a pianist and that's who they are, that's just wonderful. Tell me, how does that translate to their occupation? Does she dance around deadlines at work? Does he type 300 words per minute? Do they have careers? If they do, do they even like them?

    I'll give him credit for saying success does not equal happiness. At some point, the money just doesn't matter if you're miserable. There is a level of income where you need to survive, then there is a level where you are comfortable and can pay the bills with extra money in your pocket, and after that it's really irrelevant other than you can have more expensive hobbies and "nicer" things. I think most people will figure this out early in their careers.

    I also enjoyed the analogy of a midlife crisis. It really is like climbing to the top of a ladder against the wrong building.

    Regardless, it's not really good advice yet so many people gobble this stuff up and pretend that they got something out of it. Listen, if you have a shitty job then you have to put yourself out there and try to get a job somewhere else. If you have a great job and you're still not happy, maybe you need to try a different career path. Maybe you need to be in business with yourself and be your own boss. The one thing these people don't tell you is that most people have no clue what they want to do and no magic seminar is going to put it in perspective, you have to be willing to take a chance to make it happen. You may have to work in many different roles at many different companies until you find something that you really enjoy, or maybe you won't ever enjoy working for someone else. Is it easy to do these things? No. Is it practical? Financially, probably not. Is there risk involved? Absolutely, but there really are no alternatives. You either go for it and succeed (or fail and try again), or you never go for it and stay miserable.

  16. Take two things from this: 1) If you are unsure about what to do, go for tov (hebrew word for happiness + or exhilaration)– tov is an expression of who you are at your core, contributes to people around you and aligns with what creation needs from you; 2) instead of asking why is this happening to me, ask why is this happening for me.

  17. Great concept. I agree work should be an enjoyable environment. If it is not, take steps to make it enjoyable. I want to hear YOUR music.

  18. Too much fluff. The message of being true to who you are is good, but could have been conveyed in less than 5 minutes. The talk is sorely lacking in substantive recommendations for how to actually achieve this goal, in spite of the natural law that most jobs are created by people with particular needs. Your aspirations for fulfillment are not part of the job requirements. Most fulfilling jobs are those which you create yourself… consulting is a great gig, if you can get someone to pay you for it.

  19. Not certain about the points made but, if anyone else wants to discover how they can make a full-time income online try- "Incredible Niche Website Annihilator" ( search on google ) ? Ive heard some mind blowing things about it and my co-worker saw amazing results with it.

  20. +Texas Arcane What do u mean u idiot? id rather quit my job than suffer depression! staying in a job that is toxic can cause u health issues physically and mentally! it can really weaken and break u down!

  21. Working at.a.decently high paying job for todays standards but i'm miserable. Don't enjoy my co-workers either. People ask where I work and there response usually is, "oh, that's a really good job." I know once I quit these.same people.are gonna look at me different lol. But im on a search for freedom. I'm on a search for fearlessness. Having the feeling of living out of my car and eating granola bars as a new lifestyle for a bit. I look at myself, American culture, and this society i've been raised in and see a lot of fat, comftorable, spoiled, afraid, foolish Americans. Very few people to be inspired from but they are out there. They've left their mark. To end, I wanna leave an emoji of a middle finger sticking up to whatevers energizing and giving momentum to the bullshit system we live in! Fuck you you god damn piece of fucking phony shit! You won't take my soul! Interestingly enough though, once it's all said and done and i'm laying on my death bed i'll truly be thankful to have faced such a terrific foe who helped in shaping me from the friction of battle into what I will become…A fearless whole human being.

  22. Awesome Perception of life. . . .what you strongly believe in your life becomes your reality. . .believe in unlimited Possibilities ! !

  23. Love this! You are the important piece of whatever it is that you do. It's all about your perspective and how you see and feel about yourself. You bring something different to the work place. Have you ever met someone who you will never forget, a long time friend, a co worker, someone you talked to in the store? They were just being them, but they were exactly who you needed in your life at that time? How do you know that's not you to someone else? You've made an impact on people in your lifetime that you may never have realized. I want to make sure I'm the best me where ever I go or whatever I do because I'm bringing my tov into it.

  24. Samantha Derrick >>> Totally agree. Have seen people´s hair and nails fall off gradually because of stress and unhealthy jobenvironment, and even take nervemedicine to be able to endure to go to work…

  25. This sounds like being in artist. Expressing yourself weather through painting, or music. But how can one express yourself in IT, where logic is king?

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  27. 15:00 Wow I was totally reminded of Louie Giglio when he was speaking. Both this gentleman and Giglio are great to hear speak, wise people.

  28. i believe he delived a classical "do what u r passionate about" thing which was O.K., BUT he is proposing in a way that all people know their passsion !

    so for people who r still in search for their passion they just received an incomplete advice that didn't show them how to find their passion and didn't encourge them to hang on their imperfect jobs until things click !
    he just told them you r not doing well in life unlike my daughter the dancer or son the pianist.
    P.s. many people excelled in more than one field in life which proves the multi-interests quality of majority of people.

  29. When you work at a place that is run by selfish bosses you learn quickly what not to do. Learning goes both way, you can learn what to do, and also learn what not to do, at the end of the day they both attribute to your personal growth. When a boss/company lies to people that's when you bail. Stop bending over for a paycheck, if they don't do you any favors why do them favors?

  30. Listening to this was a huge waste of time! He said a lot of words for 18 minutes what any normal person could have said in 30 seconds. . .

  31. So, don't try to improve your situation, just learn to enjoy it. Or Don't worry, be happy. Thanks. That makes it all better.

  32. only a big fish able to swim alone, not in a swarm and against the stream…but to be a big fish, first you need to be ready to loose it all…good if you are single…cause mostly you need to go to the bottom of the pit to rise to the top…

  33. Great advice on essentially being the person you want to be at your job, yet doesn't really tell you how to quit your job and live your truth if your work doesn't suit you. If you know your passion (as I do), you have to find a way to live it, and that may not be possible right away. Meanwhile, you still have bills to pay, etc. Personally, I'm an artist and musician soul at a corporate job that does nothing for me.. but I need the money so I can move and hopefully finally start to live my truth. There's absolutely nothing about what I currently do at my job that can satisfy my passion, so I must accept and tolerate my circumstances until I can change them. The way I see it, my boss uses me and I'm using my boss so that I can eventually break free from his "shackles" and do what I really want to do. I think this is the reality for most of us: aware that we're "sheep" caught up in a system, and doing what we can to survive until we can break out of "jail".


  35. I love America Seatle, I want to move there from poland. Life ?? What life ??I am sad and depressed and unemployed. No life starvation and tears fear and panicks.

  36. The advice is simple. Do what you get excited about every day & see where that takes you. Whenever you hit a low, you’ll have your excitement for your passion to lead you through it.

    If you don’t, then when that low does hit you, be prepared to get out of that rut with regret & minimum wage. I know which direction I’d rather head.

  37. I just lost 18 minutes of my life with an american trying to impress naive people with his abstract ideas about life his admiration about his children and his poor polish.

  38. Quit your job and find your work? Yes, that work would be holding up a sign at a busy intersection. Got a more solid plan that than, bud?

  39. You are doing well. Your video is currently ranking #8 for the keyword: 'quitting your job without a plan'. You are almost there.

  40. I am astounded at the number of people in this comments section who think that this speaker was actually advocating that we LITERALLY quit our jobs. He was just saying to turn your current job into a vehicle for your personal expression through your work.

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