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Steve Jobs Last Words

Discussion in 'Investor Psychology' started by devank, 11th Nov, 2015.

  1. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    I don't know the authenticity of this... got it from facebook.


    Day 100 | The EPIC Journey
    "I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world.
    In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.
    However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.
    At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.
    In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer…
    Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth…
    Should be something that is more important:
    Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days ...
    Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me.
    God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth.
    The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me.
    What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love.
    That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on.
    Love can travel a thousand miles. Life has no limit. Go where you want to go. Reach the height you want to reach. It is all in your heart and in your hands.
    What is the most expensive bed in the world? - "Sick bed" …
    You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.
    Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – "Life".
    When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – "Book of Healthy Life".
    Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.
    Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends...
    Treat yourself well. Cherish others.
    Material possessions cant be taken to your death bed but memories will last forever in your mind"
     
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  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Sounds like very good advice, I question the authenticity of it being his last words though.
     
  3. CU@THETOP

    CU@THETOP Well-Known Member

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    I heard his last words were to the effect of:
    "Any chance of another liver? I didn't move to Memphis with is statistically highest chance of my getting a liver transplant so I could listen to Elvis. Guess I shouldn't have done so much bad drugs when I was younger".
     
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  4. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    He had to come up with such a convoluted operating system somehow :p
     
  5. Hodge

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    Still amazes me that he started up his company in the garage!
     
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    neK Well-Known Member

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    Regardless whether it was Steve jobs that said it or not, the content itself holds true.

    In the pursuit of wealth we often forget the reason of why we started the journey to begin with.

    Quoting from another thread..

     
  7. Angel

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    I heard he was an atheist. If that is the case he would not be mentioning any gods in the monologue.
     
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    Good pickup @Angel and correct, these were not the last words of Steve Jobs. People who hold him in such high esteem will be dissapointed to find out what his final words actually were but I find them quite apt.

    Furthermore, after Steve Jobs passed away on 5 October 2011, his sister Mona Simpson remarked on her brother's final words while delivering his eulogy:

    Steve's final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times.
    Before embarking, he'd looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life's partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them.

    Steve's final words were: OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.
    The Pursuit of iHappiness
     
  9. Biz

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    Passive income onf100k (with a paid off PPOR) or GTFO!
     
  10. chylld

    chylld Well-Known Member

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    It's not his last words: The Pursuit of iHappiness (edit: already pointed out by Perthguy above)

    However (as others have said) the broad message still holds true.

    Money buys you goods and services, which in turn give you experiences. Many older folk are so poor that all they have is money. Property investing is a vehicle to help you achieve your non-monetary life goals; in itself it is a meaningless goal. I strive to not be one of the people whose only motivation for monetary wealth is to be free from monetary stress.
     
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