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Steve Jobs 1955-2011

 “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.”

Steve Jobs Stanford commencement speech, 2005

I Hate Love

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life. And you give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should just be friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”

– Neil Gaiman

So true for so many…

The Decisions of Life

Life

The real circle of life…

Appreciation

Appreciation is something that passes most of us by while we’re busy making plans, busy working, busy meeting friends and busy doing something. We don’t always take a moment to appreciate what we have. We spend more time thinking of the things we don’t.

Someone once gave me an example of this, in a very simple and basic way…

When someone offers you chips, you think about how much better they would be with salt. When someone offers you chips with salt, you think about how much better they would be with mayonnaise. But at no point do you stop to appreciate what is given. We just don’t do that.

And that’s something so small and meaningless, but it’s the principal that is so powerful.

Life Lesson #294