Today is the 65th anniversary of Steve Jobs’ birth

Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955. Today would have been his 65th birthday, had the co-founder of Apple Inc. had not succumbed to complications from pancreatic cancer on October 5, 2011.

Steve Jobs birth
Steve Jobs
That day, the world lost a visionary genius, a brilliant showman, a focused perfectionist, and a charismatic disruptor all rolled into one.

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

MacDailyNews Take: We miss you, Steve! Gone far too soon. Image where we’d be if Steve were still with us today!

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


  1. He would still be alive if he hadn‘t tried to “treat” his cancer with “alternative medicine”. It was a simple keyhole operation to remove the tumour. After a year he finally agreed to the procedure, but by this time the tumour had spread and it was too late.

    And that is the essence of “alternative medicine”. It not only does not work (even if it gives you a delusional sense of control), it prevents people from getting real help.

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