Dedicated to Cassandra, who lost her mentor. Dedicated to all who loved this man, and what he did for the tech community and various industries.
Okay, where to begin?
First about the image- "C'est fini" - comes from my friend Cassandra's knuckle tatts [see here- [link]
] Which, she got all off her Apple tatts she had "C'est Fini" filled in.
Which she quoted on the night of Steve's departure:
“My Apple and French knuckle tattoos together seem to mean something different tonight. It is finished, but it's really just beginning.”
To me, this sums up Steve perfectly. A man who took each day as if it were his last. Leaving a legacy to the future pioneers of technology to make their own way...
From Steve's Stanford Commencement speech in 2005:
"…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.
…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.”
Thanks to Cassandra for her posts on Steve.
& thanks to Steve for everything he did to contribute to this society and for inspiring millions.
i'll leave it at this.
Please leave your hate out of my comments please. This is not a debate on Mac vs. PC, a place to put your hatred, stupid remarks or other ideas like this. Have some respect please.