A Passing

“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 other’s 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

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  1. i was very sad to hear of this last night – what a wonderful quote and i believe he was true to it right up to the end – he accomplished some amazing things while he was among us and i am quite sure he did not try to live anyone else’s life – thanks for posting

    1. It struck me this morning how much he has influenced me, personally, as well as the world!! I’ve been a Mac person for more than 25 years? Is that even possible?!?

      On the greater scale, it’s proof that one person really CAN make a difference. Loved the quote – it really explained his spirit and intention!

  2. It isn’t often that one individual accomplishes so many truly wonderful and amazing things. And peacefully!
    Not that he was notable as a nice person — he was a real dimensional human being. But his revolutionary accomplishments were all for peaceful ends, achieved without violence or three ring circuses or troops or anything else.
    Just innovations to enhance the spirit and achievements of humankind.
    I knew I admired him, and I Love My Mac —
    but I was still caught short by how very sad I felt to hear the news, and how diminished the world seemed.

    1. I will concur on that sentiment. I regularly question the role of technology in our society – and cannot say for sure it is truly for our benefit or not. The pervasiveness of Apple – no matter the intent or spirit – often fuels my concern. And yet…and yet…the grandeur of his ideas, those “revolutionary accomplishments” and his brilliant creativity surely stand apart as something to be revered…and honored. Especially in his passing – which, like you, struck me as both a sad and notable moment.

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