Steve Jobs died today, Wednesday, October 5, 2011. He had pancreatic cancer.
He was such an inspiration, motivator and a visionary.
In a 2005 commencement address in Stanford University he said: “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.”
His words have always inspired me to pursue happiness because it is attainable.
Steve Jobs was also always an inspiration to those suffering from pancreatic cancer and their family around. He was diagnosed in 2003, but survived for 8 years. My grandmother died 6 months after she was diagnosed from pancreatic cancer.
In the Philippines there is a saying, “Death is not final. It is just a change of address.”
May you rest in peace Steve Jobs. Thank you for being such an inspiration.