No One Wants to Die

No one wants to die, even people who want to go to Heaven don’t want to die to get there, and yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new. right now, the new is you. Right now, the new is you. But someday, not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it’s quite true. 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 own heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Author: Steve Jobs

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  1. I just want to thank you for your sage insights about death. As a hospice patient, I often get a bit nutty, thinking about what’s ahead. In a nutshell, your essay put things back in perspective. What a find on my first stumble. Perhaps you’ll stumble upon my AcroWhims and find something that returns the favor. Namaste’ Can’t stay, got to go!.

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