picture from apple.com
just last week a close friend passed away, and today from my daily dose of cnbc, i read that Steve Jobs has passed away . it saddens me to learn my most-admired entrepreneur and the greatest innovator, in my books, has passed away .
these 2 great men shared one thing in common, they touched my life.
my 39 year old friend is one whom partied with me in my younger days, organised my 30 year old birthday bash in a pub which made me drink 1 litre of beer within minutes on stage, painted my life in colours and made bitter-sweet memories.
mr jobs changed my life, making my dream all-in-one gadget, which gives me great mobility , enables me to communicate with family and collegues with my shuttling worklife. he provided simple fool-hardy solutions to used-to-be complex things to do on a computer.
the passing of these two urged me to think hard of how life to be led and i wish to share the positive energy both has left for us with this excerpt which i read in an article on this sad day :
Six years ago, Jobs had talked about how a sense of his mortality was a major driver behind that vision. "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," Jobs said during a Stanford commencement ceremony in 2005. "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."
my condolences to both the families and friends of Fletch Lim and Steve Jobs.
you will live forever in my heart.
these fletch a