Steve Jobs final essay

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by viruscore1, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Steve Jobs Died a billionaire at age 56. This is his final essay:
    I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In some others' eyes, my life is the epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, my wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. At this moment, lying on my bed and recalling my 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 my death.
    You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone bear your sickness for you. Material things lost can be found or replaced. But there is one thing that can never be found when it's lost - Life. Whichever stage in life you are in right now, with time, you 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 and cherish others. As we grow older, and hopefully wiser, we realize that a $300 or a $30 watch both tell the same time. You will realize that your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world. Whether you fly first class or economy, if the plane goes down - you go down with it.
    Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth, that is true happiness! Don't educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things and not the price. Eat your food as your medicine, otherwise you have to eat medicine as your food.
    The One who loves you will never leave you for another because, even if there are 100 reasons to give up, he or she will find a reason to hold on. There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand it. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, you have to manage!
    The six best doctors in the world are sunlight, rest, exercise, diet, self-confidence andfriends. Maintain them in all stages and enjoy a healthy life."
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  2. Powerful message. I think most people would benefit from a good heath scare.
  3. ElCubano


    I live by this statement. It's my biggest purpose in life.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2018
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  4. bizkitgto


    Thanks for the post!
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  5. Wow, this is awesome. They say that Steve Jobs was a genius. And they are right.
  6. Saw this old thread and it almost made me cry. Not only because death of Steve Jobs is a big loss for all of us. He really was a great genius. And he wrote perfect too. I won't be able to write something like that before I die. I'm not so talented. I even bought essays on cheap essay writing service when I was at school. Yes, that's envy. But in the good way. RIP, Steve Jobs. You made our world better. We will never forget you.
  7. Arnie


    I have a friend that was diagnosed with ALS a year and a half ago. We used to play golf, clown around, workout together. You would never know it from his demeanor. He is fading fast. I hope I go out as gracefully.
  8. Willy65


    These are very important words for everyone. Real values are beyond all material wealth!
  9. Here4money


    tl;dr is it about cuckoo cures for cancer?
  10. southall


    Bullshit, was obvious from reading the first line that Jobs didnt write that.
    #10     Apr 4, 2020