Steve Jobs

Categories: Society

My world has been forever changed by one man. I cannot and will not even begin to attempt to express the sadness I feel over his loss.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. 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.

Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005.

 

Family Sadness

Categories: Ramblings

Apparently my uncle passed away yesterday. My mother found him at home and thought he was asleep. It’s quite upsetting. He was 53. He loved to hunt and fish and went everywhere with his huge dog. The family on that side is now down to two. Depressing.