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    Many of you might have already seen this quote from Steve Jobs' Commencement address in Stanford back in 2005, but I had not seen it before yesterday. I thought it was pretty inspirational for those of us stuck in a rut and letting life just push us along:

    "No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is 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. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

    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 others' 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."

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithk View Post
    Many of you might have already seen this quote from Steve Jobs' Commencement address in Stanford back in 2005, but I had not seen it before yesterday. I thought it was pretty inspirational for those of us stuck in a rut and letting life just push us along:

    "No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is 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. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

    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 others' 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."
    Thank you for bring up this subject. People do need to realize we only have so much time on this beautiful earth. We are the architects of our own existence. We do not to be victims of other people opinions. Live life well.
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    This is such an appropriate quote for what I have been thinking about today. The concept that I have been contemplating is "my wounds do not define me." Meaning, I don't have to let my issues, my family's issues, etc. limit what I can do with my life.

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