Steve Jobs’ Philosophy
Published on Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 11:09 am and is filed under Lifestyle
“Death – is the best invention of Life”
To realize that soon you will die, helps to avoid thinking that you have something to lose.
The brilliant Steve Jobs gave the world the fruits of “bitten apple” – iPhone, iPad, iPod – and “the one who installed Internet in our pocket”, he knew that he will die soon and in last years he was thinking a lot about death.
“Death – is the best invention of Life. It – is the reason of changes. It cleans out the old to open doors for the new” – he wrote.
Steve sincerely believed that the awareness of death releases.
“Remembering that I will die soon – is the most important tool that helps me to take the hardest decisions in my life. Everything is strange for me, all pride, fear of embarrassment or failure, all these things fall in face of death, leaving only what is truly important. The memory of death – is the best way to run away from the idea that you have something to lose. You are already empty. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – said Jobs.
“Sorry for drama, but this is true” – added Jobs.
He loved life, he was a versatile, charming and charismatic man with an amazing gift of narrator, the ability to infect with his energy and bright smile.
Speaking about the secret of MacOs success, Jobs said “we made buttons on the screen so pretty that you will want to lick them”.
A stern boss Jobs said: “There is no reason to hire smart people and then to tell them what they have to do. We hire people that could tell us what we have to do”.
When he found out that he is sick, he said: “Don’t be upset leaving the life, but is life has left you, than you should be upset”.
Life didn’t leave him: it raged him until his last days.
“About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. At 7.30 am I got a scan and it clearly showed a tumor in the pancreas. I didn’t even know what a pancreas was. Doctors said it was almost incurable type of cancer and I have to live for three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order that meant to prepare for death. It means to try to tell your children that you will die. This means to make sure that everything is buttoned up so that your family passes through easily. It means to say goodbye” – said Steve Jobs to graduates of Stanford University in 2005.
He told everyone about his illness, how he was fighting for life and what felt:
“I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I did a biopsy – doctors stuck an endoscope into my throat then passed through the stomach and intestines put a needle into my pancreas and for a few cells of the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, said that when doctors saw the cells under microscope, they started to cry because I have a rare form of pancreatic cancer, which is treated with surgery. I had the surgery and now I’m fine.”
Diagnosis “pancreatic cancer” doctor found out in 2001, people with this diagnosis don’t live long, but the “apple man” was lucky, he was operable and in 2004 he suffered a successful operation. That allowed him to live several years, and make world happy.
“I have never stood so close in the face of death and I hope I will not be close to it a few more years. After going through it, I can now tell you this with more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept: even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die for this” – Steve admitted.
Now he’s gone. The world lost a great man. He left us as much as no one could leave.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which makes living with other’s thoughts. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions to drown out your own inner voice. The most important is to have courage to follow your heart and intuition. They know what you really want to become. Everything else is secondary” Steve Jobs.