About Me

I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Monday, October 10, 2011

iLeft, vSad

So, one of the greatest technoventors of my time is dead at 56. I particularly like the tribute The Star newspaper had, just his picture and the statement, "iLeft, vSad."

Okay, in all honesty, am I sad? Perhaps for the moment I heard the news I was sad and perhaps I feel we have lost one of the greatest techno inventors but then again, everyone will die.

I am in this world for a very limited time as are you. I sympathise with his family who have lost a father and husband. I am not sure whether he was a good one or a bad one and it is not my place to judge. Some say he was a great philanthropist and others say he was not, who cares, he is dead. Some say he was Buddhist but even Buddha said he did not preach a religion but a way of life, so perhaps he was just agnostic or perhaps an atheist even, but who really cares? Does that really matter now?

Steve Jobs left a legacy but so did the inventor of television. Do you know who invented television?

I mean no disrespect to Steve. What I am trying to get at is that soon people will forget what you have done even if you are the greatest.

So, what is the purpose of life then? The key message from a book I am reading called "The purpose driven life" is that it is not about you. You are just a speck in this universe and you serve a higher purpose.

In Steve's speech above, amongst the key messages to me are:-
“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 other's 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.”

Everything else is secondary. Your time is limited in this world. Only you decide how you serve your time.

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."

This is more difficult because most of us work to pay the bills and feed the stomach. So, it is not always easy to find what you love and actually make money out of it.
As for me, I did enjoy blogging and writing but so many things has been going on at work as well as at home that I honestly have had to give up on things I love to do in order to pay the bills and feed the stomach.
This past month has somehow been more difficult than even in my working life and the stress has led me to an interesting path and journey.
I cannot promise that I will please you readers by writing more nor can I promise that I have the road to happiness because everyone has a different road and takes a different journey and has different priorities.
Take care and be well.


rsctt said...

When he faced death, he really saw through to the truer meanings of life!


A&T said...

life have to go on.

Glenda said...

Life is what you make it. I think that is what Mr. Jobs said in a nutshell.