In 2005 Steve Jobs Spoke About Death and Even In Passing He Inspires

Oct 05 2011

Steve Jobs spoke to Stanford in 2005 in their commencement address and said these fine words that are probably more touching today than any other day.

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.

I encourage you to read the whole speech.

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  1. James

    This guys was a one off, their will never be any one like him any time soon, Not only was this guy a genius but he was also a nice person and had great thoughts about life he was switched on, RIP Steve

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