Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955. February 24, 2016 would have been his 61th birthday, had the co-founder of Apple Inc. had not succumbed to complications from pancreatic cancer on October 5, 2011.
That day, the world lost a visionary genius and a charismatic revolutionary.
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.
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.
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 how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. — Steve Jobs
MacDailyNews Take: We miss you, Steve!
We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it. – Steve Jobs
Bonus, here’s Steve Jobs on privacy:
We’re always talking about following your passion. But we’re all part of the flow of history. You’ve got to put something back into the flow of history that’s going to help your community. We all have a short period of time on this earth. We probably only have the opportunity to do a few things really great and do them well. None of us has any idea how long we’re going to be here. 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 Bio: The Unauthorized Autobiography.”
Happy b-day, Steve. We all miss you!!
«No one has ever escaped it [death], and that is how it should be,…»
Whether you believe it or not, it is written that…
…Jesus Christ successfully predicted the manner of his own death by crucifixion and that he would raise himself on the third day.
correct prophet.. but Jesus did die..so technically Steve is correct
Happy Birthday Steve, so much respect for you.
You folks are so weird…
Happy birthday Steve!
We miss you now more then ever.
Well done Steve, well done.
Alway miss you
Happy JOBSmas everybody!!
We take all this stuff for granted now. Even the point that we can easily “FaceTime” our love ones and friends halfway around the world with just a tap of our fingers.