As well as a technology genius, Jobs had a deft touch with his words. Below is an excerpt from his 2005 Stanford commencement address:
“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 was a man that changed many people's lives, inspired countless others, and changed the way we all see the world. His words and actions inspire all to be better in the short time we have on this earth, and may he rest in peace. Our heart goes out to Steve Job’s family and the Apple family in their time of mourning!
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