Today marks the two year anniversary of Steve Jobs’ passing. I will forever remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news. Just like his life changed my life, so did his death, and if you’re reading this site on a regular basis, I’ll assume that you’re feeling the same way.
Steve Jobs could be called many things, but to me he’ll always be a rebel, a man who’s been part of more technological revolutions than anybody in this world. A man who wasn’t afraid of saying “no” when saying yes could have been so much easier. A man, who inspired many people and changed so even more lives.
On this day, let’s take a minute to remember Steve and read this quote from him. It’s deep. It’s sincere. And it’s real.
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Thank you for everything, Steve.