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October 5, 2011


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Steven Paul Jobs, co-founder, chairman and former chief executive of Apple Inc., has passed away today.

"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

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."

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Rest In Peace. 
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ZaDesNR Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student
passionate man!! R.I.P
henrymaxm Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
A True Visionary, R.I.P.
PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
RIP, Steve -- gone, but certainly not forgotten! :cries:

Your genius and legend will never be forgotten!! :#1:
Laya-DragonAngel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Your words are enriching, and remind me of the very reasons that we should live each day for what it is, and everything it is worth... don't waste a day. Love it. Thank you for the beautiful message... (: I needed that. :hug:

May he rest in peace~
midorichilde Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:( Ultimate sadness. I miss him.
henrymaxm Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
R.I.P. :'(
jowFR Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
My tribute [link] RIP
ApacheCove Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I walked by the apple store and there was a mini-shrine to jobs in front of it... candles, flowers and... a whole bunch of apples. **sniff** made me laugh and cry at the same time.
KiwiKoala Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Steve Jobs was one of my heroes. To hear that he has passed away at 56... It honestly left me heartbroken.
veiwer13 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
damnit after reading all these comments i feel like a criminal for what i'm about to say but... i never really saw him as inspirational, until yesterday i still got him mixed up with Mike Rowe for no apparent reason, in fact i still don't really know him and still kinda...what's the word? i guess "despise" will have to work to express my feelings for apple. i still don't believe he deserved to die though, no one does, so i just want to throw something out there: Quantum Immortality

"According to some interpretations, you will only ever observe yourself surviving, because in all other universes, your consciousness isn’t around to observe yourself being dead. This leads to another concept called “Quantum Immortality”, which basically means that for any lethal situation, if there’s any chance at all of you surviving it, you will only ever experience the universes in which you do. Of course, all your friends and family will still see you die in the vast majority of universes."
-The Word of Notch/Notch's Tumblr, September 22 2011 [link]

though notch did think of it himself, he was not the first and later found another person posted about it, the other person's site is not responding at the moment

sorry for the sudden wall of text/rant

Steve Jobs
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