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Steve Jobs 1955-2011 - R.I.P.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Blue Bolt, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Blue Bolt

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    "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
     
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    Great post and great quote sir, from a true American innovator.
     
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    Not going to lie, I was a little sad to hear the news of his passing...

    Really wish I had seen this guy speak at least once. Definitely a big fail on my part not doing so...
     
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    Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, Oct. 16 as "Steve Jobs Day" in the State of California.

    
In the statement released Saturday, Gov. Brown describes the Apple founder as a "unique California visionary" whose achievements transformed "the way the entire world communicates."

    The declaration reads as follows:

    "In his life and work, Steve Jobs embodied the California dream. To call him influential would be an understatement. His innovations transformed an industry, and the products he conceived and shepherded to market have changed the way the entire world communicates. Most importantly, his vision helped put powerful technologies, once the exclusive domain of big business and government, in the hands of ordinary consumers. We have only just begun to see the outpouring of creativity and invention that this democratization of technology has made possible. It is fitting that we mark this day to honor his life and achievements as a uniquely Californian visionary. He epitomized the spirit of a state that an eager world watches to see what will come next."

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