The Retired Bloke

Steve Jobs’ Dying Words

Yesterday I read Steve Jobs dying words

And for me they struck a note so clear

That they made a lot of life’s practices absurd

When mortality is near when all that we fear


Is just around the corner, when the end

Becomes a certainty, an inevitability

When it is impossible to go back to mend

The mistakes we’ve made, the futility 


Of focusing on amassing material wealth

Striving to have the biggest and the best

When paramount is looking after your health

The love for your family and friends expressed


Daily in all that we try to do and all that we say

How we give’s more significant than how we take

For those lucky enough we can make the change today

To choose wisely in all the decisions we make


  • Fay Slimm.

    Excellent piece of advice and a needed reminder of how short is a lifespan -- - yes indeed how we give is far more significant than how much we take. A great read.

  • Goldfinch60

    Good write, giving is much more rewarding than receiving and if you can give time it is the most precious gift of all.

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