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Steve Jobs’ Last Words -

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Steve Jobs’ Last Words -

I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world.
In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.

However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.

At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.

In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer…

Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth…
Should be something that is more important:

Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days ...
Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me.

God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth.

The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me.
What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love.
That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on.

Love can travel a thousand miles. Life has no limit. Go where you want to go. Reach the height you want to reach. It is all in your heart and in your hands.
What is the most expensive bed in the world? - "Sick bed" …

You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.
Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – "Life".

When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – "Book of Healthy Life".

Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.

Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends...

Treat yourself well. Cherish others.

James Chapman
Michelle Sartori
Kathy Day
Charlie Lumsden
Paul Ortega
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inovate's Avataree_badge

Thanks Jim    Great words by a great man

Those should be words to live by.

It is a shame that many people wait until they are dying, to remember that they could have lived this way.

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I agree that the essay posted above is very admirable and is probably worthy of consideration whether you have all the money you could have ever wanted or are just barely getting by... but there's a glitch ....  it seems Silicon Valley we have a problem. I usually fact check stories and quotes of this sort that I read on the net because not only is there a wealth of information out there... but there is also a wealth of misinformation floating around in cyberspace... lol  You have to sort the wheat from the chaff. 

It seems that the alleged quote isn't actually a quote from Steve at anytime in his life but just bit of fiction.  While looking up the quote to learn of it's validity I learned that Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian immigrant and considering all the talk going on about that subject in current affairs I found that very interesting!!! . 

I can't post links .... but there is lots of good reading concerning Steve's final thoughts and It seems his actual last words were ....... OH WOW ... OH WOW ... OH WOW!!

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magurn's Avatar

Great post Jim, excellent reminder, especially at this time of year.

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So true. What a great reminder!

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