Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs is gone

I use a PC with Windows. I don't own a Mac, and IPad or an IPhone but I like the philosophy of the man who made them famous.

"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."

"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. ... Stay hungry. Stay foolish."

----Steve Jobs

He wisdom will live forever.


rick b said...

Interested said Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there.

Thats not true, I know we live in different states, But if you ever come to my state, I can take you to my church, Lots of us are always saying were ready to die at anytime and we do not fear death. If we do something stupid that kills us, so be it. we really do want to go and have no problems if it is today.

Anonymous said...

So do us all a favor Rick. go to the church after dark on a Saturday night and plant a bomb to go off in the middle of Sunday services. As a Christian, you must help people, especially the little children.

rick b said...

I promise to do that if and only if you promise to attend that service.

Also you appear to be a liar, I seem to recall you said you would never talk to me again. I fine with you wanting to talk to me, but you were the one that said, you dont want to.

Also we as Christians do not fear death, but we are also not like Muslims who plant bombs and kill people. If we die from some accident or doing something stupid, then so be it, but we are not told to go out and kill people.