Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Steve Jobs on life and death

"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."

Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple.


Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

A wise, innovative, important man. Here's an interesting fact: Steve Jobs was an adopted child, and his biological younger sister, who was raised by their biological mother, is a brilliant and famous novelist, Mona Simpson. They didn't know about each other till Jobs was 27, and are now close.

Derrick said...

Thank you for the article, very worthwhile material.