Again, I find myself doing the very unlawyerly act of lifting a post of a friend from his FaceBook account in which he indicates the following are the last words uttered by Steve Jobs on his deathbed as a billionaire at 56 years old.
Upshot, not only am I failing to provide proper citation, this is totally hearsay.
Regardless, the words are sufficiently poignant that they bear reflections … especially for those with more wealth than they could ever dispose of in a healthy manner.
“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.
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 thing 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, lover for your friends…
Treat yourself well. Cherish others.
As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300 or $30 wallet/handbag – the amount of money inside is the same;
Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $10 wine – the hangover is the same;
Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq fit -loneliness is the same.
You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.
Whether you fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down – you go down with it….
Therefore… I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth….
That is true happiness!!
Serves to remind one of Orson Wells “Citizen Kane.”