A Beautiful Mind

 

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.

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.

 

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

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  • vanilla north October 6, 2011, 5:07 am

    l am absolutely crushed, not only because l have been an Apple woman for more then 20 years, but because he was the definition of a LEADER.
    🙁
    vanilla north´s last blog post…hickey

  • Jotter Girl October 6, 2011, 6:21 am

    I’ve read this quote several times this morning and it never ceases to be inspirational. An incredible life.
    Jotter Girl´s last blog post…The Jotter Pages….what’s his name part II

  • Nance October 6, 2011, 7:22 am

    I haven’t got an iPhone or an iPad, a Mac or much else. But I’ve got a scratched and limping first-generation click dial iPod that has saved my sanity more times than I can count. Thank you, Mr. Jobs. You sang me to sleep, you helped me fold the laundry five million times, you accompanied me on endless walks, and you rested my mind when it was stewing in its own juices. That’s true humanitarianism.
    Nance´s last blog post…The Right Question For The Occupation

    • Absence Alternatives October 9, 2011, 10:53 am

      I was the last person on earth who shelled out big money to purchase a Panasonic walkman made in Japan… the day after I got it, something called MP3 player came onto the scene…

  • Elly Lou October 6, 2011, 9:15 am

    56. *sigh*
    Elly Lou´s last blog post…Gratuitous Nursery Pictures

  • dufmanno October 6, 2011, 11:49 am

    Oh shit. I hadn’t read this yet and now I’m sitting here cuddling my iphone and crying. This is so good. What a shame he’s gone. isad.
    dufmanno´s last blog post…I Am Womyn, Why Are You Spelling It Like That?

  • linlah October 7, 2011, 2:17 pm

    The noise of others…my favorite line.
    linlah´s last blog post…a day in the park

  • Andrea @ Shameless Agitator October 8, 2011, 7:23 pm

    Beautiful tribute. Thank you.
    Andrea @ Shameless Agitator´s last blog post…Stay hungry. Stay Foolish.

  • pattypunker October 9, 2011, 5:18 pm

    please please please let him return to earth someday. i don’t care what he comes back as, just as long the day comes when we live among true greatness again.
    pattypunker´s last blog post…lost in translation

  • lifeintheboomerlane October 13, 2011, 5:57 am

    Lovely tribute to a person whose life defied words.
    lifeintheboomerlane´s last blog post…Jury Duty and the Boomer

  • Amanda October 15, 2011, 1:18 pm

    The metaphor for innovation and creativity..
    We wont forget you Steve Jobs!

  • MrsBlogAlot October 16, 2011, 11:21 am

    Hi my girl! We are still in mourning over here in our Mac house. I still check the Apple site everyday to make sure his photo stills holds the front page spot. I’m not sure why it makes me feel better each day I see it still holds in place and not hurried off to move forward like most companies would do. He was a true genius and will be missed.

    My husband remains on suicide watch as the very thought of him having to touch a windows machine in the future has threatened what is left of his sanity.

    …Men are so dramatic.

    • Absence Alternatives October 20, 2011, 11:13 pm

      LOL. I heard that October 18 is declared to be Steve Jobs day? Or maybe it was a joke being spread around on Twitter?

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