Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs:"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish" via The Whole Earth Catalog

“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.” -Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

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/text;here

1 comment:

Lydia said...

Thank you for this. I think it is a speech, that if kept alive, will grow in importance down through the the Gettysburg Address or the I Have a Dream speech.

Did you read/hear his sister's memorial service comments about his final words just before dying? He said "Oh Wow" three times. I cannot stop thinking about it.....