My 18 year old daughter sent me a text last night ( I am giving you this context as she is a new college student thousands of miles away and having a time of her life and contacting parents is not high on her list of priorities) saying Steve Jobs had passed away. She was in a profound shock and could not believe it. She has grown up with Apple Products around her and his death has clearly had an effect on her.
He clearly changed the way we experience technology.
He summarizes living very nicely for me:
“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. 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 others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs