"Sometimes, our deaths have more of an impact than our births. It can inspire people to do great things, even greater than they would have had the deaths not happened at all"
I think it’s ironic how large of an impact a person you have never met in your life can have. This person is some obscure idea. You know their name, what they look like, where they work, how they grew up. But you’ve never seen them, touched their hand, or felt the tremor in their voice. Yet, for some strange reason their passing brings such an unexplainable pain and sadness. You feel as if this person, who was never supposed to die, was stolen right in front of your very eyes.
It’s funny because everybody knows that at some point in their lives, they are going to die. But I don’t think everybody believes it or acknowledges it. If we did, we would all live our lives differently. Maybe we’d always stand up to what’s right, and look at each passing day as a wonderful blessing. Each new sunrise would bring with it the opportunity to make the world a better place. Maybe we would be determined to leave the world a better place than we found it.
Steve Jobs, thank you for everything you have done not only in the field of technology, but in the hearts of people all over the world. You were truly a source of inspiration for me, and though we’ve never met, I feel as if I’ve lost a dear friend very close to my heart. You’ve lived your life without regrets, and with a relentless hunger to do always do more. Perfection was never enough. Now that you are no longer with me, I can only hope to live the way you’ve lived your life. No regrets, just passion and sheer brilliance. Rest in peace, Steve Jobs. I will miss you.