Oct 8, 2011


I may be a PC but i still sad.

I hope Steve Jobs realizes the amazing mark he left on us... and on our world..even just for the sparking of the competition and the making of my own pc better!

Condolences to all of you Apples, Macs, i's of all kinds and the entire Job families.

And my favorite quote of his:

"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, Stanford commencement speech, June 2005

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Sujata Shah said...

I needed to read this today!
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

That quote is amazing!!! I am so glad you shared that. It is changing how I feel about today.

Debra Dixon said...

As I have read through many of the tributes to Steve Jobs, it is clear that he greeted each day with determination & purpose. We could all learn that lesson.

jenclair said...

That quote is so moving. Thanks for sharing, Michele.

Millie said...

Steve Jobs changed the world. That's a hell of an achievement.

Lynne said...

Thanks for that quote, Michele. He certainly lived what he spoke!

Magpie Sue said...

I hadn't heard this particular part of that commencement speech. Or if I had, I don't remember it as well as I will for having read it. Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to share it with the rest of us. I think I need to copy part of it out where I can see it every day.

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

That is a great quote - great inspiration and way to choose a path. He will be missed.