Updated: Mar 26, 2019
Steve Jobs / 1955 - 2011
Steve Jobs passed away today, October 5th of 2011, leaving a legacy for this century.
I am extremely sad, but sure that his path now is safe, from pain and jealousy.
As I posted on my Facebook the (bad) news of his passing, a (former now) friend spoke terrible words about him, moching his success, genious personality, talents and life. This person is the same who mocks all kinds of beliefs, religions and people's choices, and disrespects totally points of view that are different from those she has. I am very sorry for her. I couldn't cope with her hipocresy no more. I hope she likes surprises.
And yes, I am writing about Steve on my blog, on my Facebook, on the emails to a few friends. Because I like him, and I believe he was much more than a group of jealous and incompetent beings that have small lives and in their mediocre thoughts don't even get to respect the family who lost their son, father and brother. He was someone that went after and made happen.
And this post is for those who love Steve.
Those that look for the good in people, and praise the humility and learning of a life well lived.
Those that have their lives changed because any kind of influence that he helped us to see.
Those that recognize the value of a soul in this crazy world.
Those that, as he said several times, "have the courage to follow your heart and intuition". Those that believe that Steve was a visionary. I know that Heaven sometimes sends visionaries to our Earth, so we can be in tune. One day though, they need to come back Home. Now is our job to use his creations for make this world better.
Because we learned a lot with Steve. Not just about technology, but also how to keep the balance in life when things go bad. Steve Jobs said: "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." So, let this be the last day of our lives and do something to change the world for good.
And we know we will see him again someday.
Thank you Steve. For all and everything.
I will miss you.
Rest in Peace, Steve.
To read about the family statement about the passing of Steve Jobs:
About the statement from Apple board of directors:
Bill Gates on Steve Jobs:
Mark Zuckerberg on Steve Jobs:
"Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend.
Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world.
I will miss you"
Ben Parr on Steve Jobs:
Obama on Steve Jobs:
To see the video of his speech in Stanford in 2005:
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