Sunday, October 9, 2011

dear Steve Jobs,

I was going to have to dedicate a post to Steve Jobs much earlier, though I was too busy to actually get around to do it. I've read people writing about the world losing a great man, a legacy; and yet others who argued saying that we are not what we use. 

I love my MacBook Pro, as well as my iPod. I do know that we are not really what we use, although they do sometimes make others define who we are on the outside. However, I just love the touch of my Mac and my iPod just sings to me on all days when I need it. 

It also isn't all about Apple and its products though. Steve Jobs, as a person, is an inspirational one. A few months ago, I stumbled upon his Stanford Commencement speech on; when we were asked to use that site as a resource for a class assignment. The things he said struck me, and they also confirmed what I had learned and believed before.

So here's a moment of silence for someone amazing. It isn't often that you come across people like this.

*Photo credits to Claire for this picture of my Wunder. 

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 other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition .”
— Steve Jobs

"Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love, and that is true for work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking and don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it, and like any great relationship it just gets better and better as the years roll on. 
So keep looking. Don't settle."
— Steve Jobs

"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me."

 Steve Jobs

“That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”

 Steve Jobs

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