Farewell, Apple Genius

Technologically speaking, I literally grew up with Apple. I remember the very first computer I used in school, which was an Apple. But I did not know until yesterday, the day after the death of Steve Jobs, that he was a spiritually wise individual.

Of course, I knew Steve Jobs was innovative and revolutionary. After all, the man had his hands in Atari, Pixar, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad.

We can all see his genius in an Apple store, but today I would like to share some of Steve Jobs’ philosophical wisdom.

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

“I want to put a ding in the universe.”

“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.”

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

“…the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

“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. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

So, may I make a suggestion? If you find yourself holding back on life, remember that your time here is limited. Do not let anything hold you back for going after the things you want in life.

Steve Jobs sure did not!

God bless,

~Amber

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Comments on: "Farewell, Apple Genius" (5)

  1. Three things: 1) Amen, sister! 2) Three people in my office have recently died. Another reminder to take that vacation! 3) Thank you, Steve. Your products filled a hole in my heart (is that wrong?).

    • Not wrong at all. Steve Jobs and Apple allow all of us to believe that what can be construed as impossible is actually possible. I love Pixar, and I love my Apple products. I am not ashamed to be a Mac, nor should you be sweetheart! ❤

  2. carla parsi said:

    A beautiful Eulogy For an amazing thinker.. What better way to remember a man who truly shaped the way we all see the future. Steve Jobs was not afraid to be different and think differently. We should be inspired by his courage. I am sure lots of people told him it could never be done an d that he was just a dreamer. But he did not listen to then (Thank Goddess).. So All I can say is that in the way that he did not let anyone stop him from trying we should not let others discourage us from living our dreams and following our own intuition. Let the legacy of Steve Jobs and Apple be a blessed lesson to all of us. Jai

  3. Joyce Kuhl said:

    This was great! Thank you for making us all think outside the box.

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