Last Words of Steve Jobs

I shared this on My Facebook, however the significance of the message is worthy of a Rambling Post.

This is a must read for all of us to never forget. Love, appreciation for those around us, having a personal defined purpose that defines who you are in your soul and heart that resonates outward in unexpected ways.

As I heard recently, live life so that being around you is like eating chocolate cake… A total and complete blessing and privilege for your unexpected and deserving grace!

The last words of Steve Jobs –
I have come to the pinnacle of success in business.
In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success.
However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed.
At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my life, I realize that all the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud, have become insignificant with my imminent death.
In the dark, when I look at green lights, of the equipment for artificial respiration and feel the buzz of their mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me.
Only now do I understand that once you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life, you have to pursue objectives that are not related to wealth.
It should be something more important:
For example, stories of love, art, dreams of my childhood.
No, stop pursuing wealth, it can only make a person into a twisted being, just like me.
God has made us one way, we can feel the love in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, like I made in my life, I cannot take them with me.
I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love.
This is the true wealth that will follow you; will accompany you, he will give strength and light to go ahead.
Love can travel thousands of miles and so life has no limits. Move to where you want to go. Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve. Everything is in your heart and in your hands.
What is the world’s most expensive bed? The hospital bed.
You, if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you cannot hire someone to take your illness that is killing you.
Material things lost can be found. But one thing you can never find when you lose: life.
Whatever stage of life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the curtain falls.
Please treasure your family love, love for your spouse, love for your friends…
Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbours.

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One thought on “Last Words of Steve Jobs

  1. Bob–BECAREFUL when posting a quote.  These were NOT the words of Steve Jobs–that can be verified here on Snopes.com  http://www.snopes.com/steve-jobs-deathbed-speech/ 

    I really dislike these internet hoaxes–while some may be malicious and spiteful–others serve only to collect valid internet addresses to sell to “spammers” as they are passed from person to person, then “harvested” after the addresses have been validated (a process known as “phishing”).  I make it a point to always attempt to validate the source before passing something on.  False information can impugn the integrity of a professional like yourself–and I know that you value that integrity–it’s not only the heart of your business–it’s who you are.

    What to do with this now that you know it?  What if someone else discovers it?

    As always–the truth is usually the best way.  Not telling you what to do, but you can actually DEMONSTRATE integrity by doing a follow-up–“A friend informed me that this is a hoax letter.  While I obviously wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments, I was taken in by the hoax–and I don’t want my friends and associates to be taken in as well.  That’s why I’m doing this follow-up “ramble”–it’s another “teachable moment”–a chance to comment on the importance of “doing the right thing”–admitting mistakes–and retaining your trust.  Wouldn’t the world be better if we ALL were more direct and straightforward, and admitted mistakes?  While I had no intention of misleading, I want to make sure my friends know that when I’m wrong, I address the issue promptly.”

    BOB–This isn’t your fault–but you can come out the better for it.  Not saying you must or even SHOULD do that–just an option.

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