He recounted the moment later with uncharacteristic regret: It's one of the things in life I really feel ashamed about.
I was not very sensitive, and I hurt their feelings. I shouldn't have.
They had done so much to make sure I could go there, but I just didn't want them around. I didn't want anyone to know I had parents.
I wanted to be like an orphan who had bummed around the country on trains and just arrived out of nowhere, with no roots, no connections, no background.
In late 1972, there was a fundamental shift happening in American campus life.
The nation's involvement in the Vietnam War, and the draft that accompanied it, was winding down.
Political activism at colleges receded and in many late-night dorm conversations was replaced by an interest in pathways to personal fulfillment.
Jobs found himself deeply influenced by a variety of books on spirituality and enlightenment, most notably Be Here Now, a guide to meditation and the wonders of psychedelic drugs by Baba Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert.
乔布斯深受一系列关于精神和启蒙的书籍影响，尤其是《此时此地》(Be Here Now)，这是一本介绍冥想及致幻剂的美妙之处的书，作者是拉姆·达斯导师（Baba Ram Dass)，本名叫理查德·阿尔拍特（Richard Alpert)。
"It was profound," Jobs said. "It transformed me and many of my friends."
The closest of those friends was another wispy-bearded freshman named Daniel Kottke,
who met Jobs a week after they arrived at Reed and shared his interest in Zen, Dylan, and acid.
Kottke, from a wealthy New York suburb, was smart but low-octane, with a sweet flower-child demeanor made even mellower by his interest in Buddhism.
That spiritual quest had caused him to eschew material possessions, but he was nonetheless impressed by Jobs's tape deck.
"Steve had a TEAC reel-to-reel and massive quantities of Dylan bootlegs," Kottke recalled. "He was both really cool and high-tech."
Jobs started spending much of his time with Kottke and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Holmes,
even after he insulted her at their first meeting by grilling her about how much money it would take to get her to have sex with another man.
They hitchhiked to the coast together, engaged in the typical dorm raps about the meaning of life,
attended the love festivals at the local Hare Krishna temple, and went to the Zen center for free vegetarian meals.
"It was a lot of fun," said Kottke, "but also philosophical, and we took Zen very seriously."
Jobs began sharing with Kottke other books, including Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki, Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, and Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chgyam Trungpa.