The Great Steve Jobs’ Last Words

From Facebook. Jean Gutierrez

Steve Job

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[First I give You my Edited (just for length) version. The Original is at the bottom.]

In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy.

At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.

The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me.

What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love. That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on.

Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.

Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends…

Treat yourself well. Cherish others.

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[Below is his Original].

I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.

However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.

At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.

In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer…

Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth… Should be something that is more important:

Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days … Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me.

God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth.

The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me.

What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love. That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on.

Love can travel a thousand miles. Life has no limit. Go where you want to go. Reach the height you want to reach. It is all in your heart and in your hands.

What is the most expensive bed in the world? – “Sick bed” …

You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – “Life”.

When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – “Book of Healthy Life”.

Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.

Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends…

Treat yourself well. Cherish others.

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Emphasis mine.

10 comments

  1. This is a great Post you have put.
    I thank You for that.
    It gives a message through Great Steve.
    “Great is not the Wealth
    Great is the Health
    Great is Life
    Great is the way we Live
    Great are to be our Thoughts”
    Well said Steve!
    Shiva

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  2. As for the Font size I did Like them.
    They are little big in size and is good to read.
    I want to know how you did it.
    Because I have also been trying to always do some changes in each of my Posts.
    In the page that we write or while we publish this particular option is not there I suppose.
    There is an option, in the headings where we can have the sizes of our fonts but its of only one type, as for my knowledge.
    There is one more option where you can have your own colors of the fonts, I hope you know that, there is a “A” shown in the second line of the writing page, you should be able to do that there.
    Pranam Swamiji,
    Shiva

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