Steve Jobs si-a trait propria viata si… a murit

Steve Jobs si-a trait propria viata si… a murit
08:29 06.10.2011

Nu avem nici un comentariu de facut, va punem insa la dispozitie un fragment dintr-un discurs tinut de Jobs absolventilor Universitatii Stanford, in iunie 2005.

Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs apple„Cand aveam 17 ani, am dat peste un citat care suna cam asa: <Daca traiesti fiecare zi ca si cum ar fi ultima, intr-o buna zi ajungi sa ai dreptate.> M-a impresionat si de atunci, in ultimii 33 de ani, m-am uitat in fiecare dimineata in oglinda si m-am intrebat: <Daca aceasta ar fi ultima zi din viata mea, as vrea sa fac lucrurile pe care le intentionez astazi?> De fiecare data cand raspunsul este <Nu> multe zile la rand, stiu ca trebuie sa schimb ceva.

Nimeni nu vrea sa moara. Nici macar oamenii care isi doresc sa ajunga in rai nu vor sa moara pentru a fi acolo. Cu toate acestea, moartea este destinatia noastra a tuturor. Nimeni nu se poate eschiva. Asa si trebuie sa fie, pentru ca moartea este probabil cea mai buna inventie a vietii. Este mandatarul ei. Indeparteaza ceea ce este vechi pentru a face loc noului. Acum, noul sunteti voi, dar intr-o zi, nu peste multa vreme, va veti invechi treptat si veti fi inlaturati. Imi pare rau ca sunt atat de dramatic, dar cam asa stau lucrurile.

Timpul vostru este limitat, asa ca nu il irositi traind viata altcuiva. Nu va lasati condusi de dogme, fiindca acestea sunt rezultatele gandirii altor oameni. Nu lasati ecoul altor opinii sa va inabuse vocea interioara. Si, cel mai important, sa aveti curajul de a va urma inima si intuitia. Cumva, ele stiu ce vreti cu adevarat sa deveniti. Restul e marginal.”

[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.

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.

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.]

Zile inspirate!