Steve Jobs exemplified many life principles that would be worthwhile for children to learn, enough to fill countless volumes. Sure, like all of us he had his faults. But unlike most, he had the unmitigated audacity to make a stand as an individual and follow his dreams.
From the relatively few words he spoke, the most profound would have to be those he delivered to a group of young students in 2005:
“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 to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” ~ Steve Jobs, 2005 commencement address at Stanford
We send our deepest sympathy to Steve Jobs’ family and friends during their time of grief.
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