Some things we simply can’t control, like how it all will end.
The greatest of technologies often fail us.
We sent a man to the moon more than 50 years ago. Today, we live our lives through the touch of a screen. And yet there is no iCure for cancer.
What we can control is what we do right now. (Pardon the cheesiness, but some things require a little fromage.) We must use our gifts and share them with others – from a brilliant mind that changes how we experience the world, to a coconut cream pie that makes us realize: cake is way overrated.
We must use the little time we have to create — art, science, children, magic. So that when our time is up, we leave something behind. Our contribution to a place from which we took and took and took some more. Our footprint on a world we no longer walk.
Some things are out of our hands.
Some things remain in the hands of others long after we are gone, and we achieve the impossible: immortality.
Thanks for the gifts, Steve Jobs. Rest in peace. Job well done.
Sent from my iPhone.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs, 1955-2011