Thursday, October 6, 2011

iHate Cancer

As most of you know, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died yesterday fighting an eight year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Apple has been a part of my lifestyle from an early age. In 3rd grade, I had a fervent infatuation with the intensely hued iMac 3G's (you know, those really colorful ones that looked like a San Francisco gay pride parade threw up on them) and today I practically find myself spooning my Macbook Pro every night before I slip into peaceful slumber.  

Steve Jobs played the role of mid wife as he helped birth an abundant amount of innovative Apple products, ranging from iconic music technology to breathtaking computer software. Products that stole the spotlight from competition time and time again. Spurred from the limitless imagination of an ambitious visionary, Steve has provided consumers all over the world with ample inspiration and proliferation to push the boundaries of technology and lifestyle.

Steve Job's mantra was rooted in buddism, stressing focus and simplicity. He has provided this generation with illimitable thought and force. So I'll conclude this post with a quote from Steve, highlighting some of his greatest wisdom for us to digest and pass on:

“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

Thanks Steve, Because of you I've been thinking different since 1991.

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