Death is the Best Invention of Life

Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford included this:

“Death is very likely the single best invention of life,” he said. “It’s life’s change agent, it clears out the old to make way for the new.

“Right now, the new is you. But someday, not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away,” he warned the 5,000 graduating students. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

This is a theme I hammer home to folks who tell me to wait to start a company and take time to “be a kid,” whatever that means. Life is too short. A freak of nature could kill any of us any day. It is a true tradegy when one puts off till tomorrow what his/her heart is saying to do NOW!

Link: STANFORD / Apple CEO hits serious note at Stanford / In keynote speech, Jobs tells graduates not to waste time.

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