Steve Jobs: Closing Comfort

 

Steve Jobs, the founder and CEO of Apple, has made his grande exit.

Steve Jobs, just might have been one of the greatest lifestyle designers of all time.

When I first heard the news, my spirits sunk and I immediately raced to Apple’s website to confirm the details.

And there he was. Just a picture, name, and date. Minimalistic as Jobs himself.

The more time that passed however, the more I realized that I wasn’t just a little down. I was really irked. The world didn’t feel right anymore. Everyone around me conveyed the same.

But how could one guy that we’ve never met, produce these feelings within us?

For me, it was because Steve Jobs wasn’t just any guy. He was the captain behind the most powerful ship in the world. He was inspiring in that he innovated and pushed forward to change the world. He didn’t care about his paycheck- his salary was one dollar per year.

To think that one of the most driven, powerful men on the entire planet, with access to virtually unlimited resources, couldn’t save himself… that’s scary. It makes you feel unstable. I mean, if cancer can take the guy on top of the world, what does that mean for ME?

It makes you feel uneasy in your own reality. But therein lies the takeaway. Steve is forcing us to reflect and look at ourselves and what we value. In his death, he has encouraged us to pursue only that which matters. When he found out he had cancer, that’s exactly what he did as well.

Life must go on, but…

3 Thoughts To Comfort You:

 

  1. He died when his company was still alive and moving forward. In his last days, his brainchild was healthy, and his legacy intact.
  2.  Only months before he died, he saw Apple pass Exxon to become the biggest company in the world.
  3.  The new iPhone was named after him… 4S; For Steve

 

You may donate to the American Cancer Society here.

You are the epitome of success Mr. Jobs. The world will miss you.

Chase

 

 

 
 

Posted on October 6th, 2011

4 People have left comments on this post



» Opey Russ said: { Oct 6, 2011 - 11:10:55 }

Steve Jobs did for computers and ultimately our lifestyle what Newton did for physics. A true revolutionary! We can’t wait another 400 years for another one like him to come along. Are you up for the challenge Chase? Will you be the next Steve Jobs? I think you could be!

» Alex said: { Oct 28, 2011 - 12:10:42 }

Wow! Thank you! I continuously wanted to write on my website something like that. Can I include a part of your post to my website?

» Chase Doran said: { Oct 30, 2011 - 01:10:11 }

Feel free- just put a credit in the footnotes.
Thanks for stopping by!

-Chase

» John said: { Nov 8, 2011 - 10:11:48 }

Great video! This man changed the world!!