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redfox
10-5-11, 6:05pm
“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.” - Steve Jobs.

loosechickens
10-5-11, 6:09pm
What a beautiful quote, redfox. Would that all of us could keep those words in mind as we move through our lives.

Yes, may he rest in peace.

Mighty Frugal
10-5-11, 6:59pm
I didn't know he died. How horrid. I've been on Macs since 1989. sob

madgeylou
10-5-11, 7:01pm
so young. so sad. :(

herbgeek
10-5-11, 7:17pm
:(

Zigzagman
10-5-11, 7:52pm
My favorite Steve Jobs quote came from his 2005 Stanford Commencement Address -

"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish."

Peace

catherine
10-5-11, 8:47pm
Yup, here I am sitting at my Mac laptop, with my iPhone nearby, looking up the news of his death on the internet. There aren't a lot of people who leave such a visible imprint on the lives of so many. Some might say, it's "just" technology, but it's so so much more than that. That's like saying the wheel is just a shape.

RIP.

redfox
10-5-11, 9:33pm
Yup, here I am sitting at my Mac laptop, with my iPhone nearby, looking up the news of his death on the internet. There aren't a lot of people who leave such a visible imprint on the lives of so many. Some might say, it's "just" technology, but it's so so much more than that. That's like saying the wheel is just a shape.

RIP.

VERY well said.

puglogic
10-5-11, 9:58pm
I worked for him when I was a young'un (in 1984), and was terrified of him. But the experience grew me, and helped make me the resilient person I am. I will miss him.

jania
10-6-11, 7:50am
His death was such a surprise to me, I guess I was hoping during his current leave from Apple he would regain some strength and health. His work and drive in life has been inspirational, as was the commencement speech at Stanford. I watched that speech this morning, it has got me thinking of how I really want my life to be going these days.

Acorn
10-6-11, 9:29am
I think Steve Jobs led a simple life - not an easy task for a wealthy well known individual. He was a Buddhist and seemed to live his life in alignment with his priorities. RIP

EarthSky
10-6-11, 9:44am
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EarthSky
10-6-11, 9:45am
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JaneV2.0
10-6-11, 9:57am
Along with Nobel winners Francis Crick (DNA) and Kary Mullis (PCR), Steve Jobs was enthusiastic about LSD:

"Jobs experimented with psychedelics, calling his LSD experiences 'one of the two or three most important things [he had] done in [his] life'." (Wikipedia)

I remember how quick the government was to criminalize acid back in the day. I guess they didn't want too much mind expansion going on...:idea:

Thank you, Steve, for your inspired work on our behalf!

DonkaDoo
10-6-11, 10:24am
Thanks for sharing, Jane - I love to hear bits and pieces like this. My shrooms experience about 7 years ago was one of the most piercing, amazing experiences of my life. I know Andrew Weil is a fan of the psychedelics as well.

As to Steve Jobs - that commencement speech is awesome - I try to listen to it once or twice a year. A definite repeat. You tube it! Or it may be available on Ted as well.

Dharma Bum
10-6-11, 10:45am
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

HappyHiker
10-19-11, 7:47pm
I felt I grew up with Steve Jobs..we lived in the Bay area and I had one of the earlier Mac SE's...when it finally died, I seriously considered having it bronzed like an old baby shoe. Wished I had..that was a cool little machine, sort of like R2D2. Steve was brilliant and I'll miss him.