Donnerstag, 6. Oktober 2011

"You've got to find what you love."

I originally wanted to post something else today but I just kept on having a problem with not mentioning how sad I find that day. Leaving the fact of being a little dramaqueen aside, I'm truly sad about the loss of Steve Jobs. It's the same thing which I already tried to express when Amy Winehouse died (what an embarrassing thing to mention those two names in the same line) but it is what it is. Death is the destination we all share. And it sucks as long as your current location is called "life"/"earth" and you have to accept the fact of letting someone move to the death destination. We are all confronted from time to time with this kind of news and we all estimated his death due to his sickness but as a single person it hits me to some extent. Social networks are just about to explode and all I can personally think of (I guess I'm not the only one) is his speech at Stanford University in 2005. There are just rarely people who can inspire you by keeping it simply to their story and telling some facts and at the same time get you in such an emotional way. Without this single men we would have not got to the point where we are today. Maybe we would have been somewhere else, which can be compared to what has been made possible by Jobs. But it surely wouldn't be the same. "I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers.Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know hen you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."
He all gave us a piece of what he loved and what he got back was success and a bag of cancer. Where is the fairness? Where is the justice? I know it might sound ridiculous because I don't interpret his speech as asking which fairness lies in being doomed to die. There is just no. And according to what he was telling at Stanford, the answer possibly would be that "death is very likely to be the single best invention of life. It is life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Why does there always need the be the "if" and "but" in everything you're doing? Surely, you have to cut back from time to time. That's reality. BUT does a sickness, which takes the most precious thing in life, health, belong to the "success"-package? Obviously it doesn't always. In this case it sadly does. All of his quotes I'm mentioning here are a part of what I call real inspiration. You just can apply his words in every situation you are. No matter what you are about to do and without regards of which sector you want to conquer one day. 
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma (...). 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. 

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish."

Wise words. May he rest in peace. 
*All the italic written parts were retrieved from Steve Jobs speech on June 12, 2005 at Stanford University. ( 

1 Kommentar:

  1. We're sitting on the same side of the plank. I totally agree with so many things that you say about Steve Jobs.


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