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Time To Detour From Aviation History With a Few Words of Wisdom From Steve Jobs and a Few Laughs From George- November 22, 2013

“Robert Novell’s Third Dimension Blog”

Good Morning—time to take a break fro the history lessons and relax with a few good aviation videos from George Carlin, Jonathan Winters, and others; however, before you move on to the videos I have a few words of wisdom from Steve Jobs that I would like you to consider.

Steve Jobs was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in 2003 and knew his time on this earth was limited, but he accepted an invitation to speak at Stanford University in 2005 at their commencement. Here is part of what he had to say:

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Steve Jobs – Co-founder of Apple Computer

It is remarkable how the reality of one’s death can bring such clarity, and purpose, in to focus. The sad part of that reality is that we all ignore these obvious facts, in our quest for success, and it is my wish that this weekend we all take the time to focus on life, family, friends and consider the insights in to life, and death, that Steve Jobs shared with us all.

Now, enjoy a few laughs with George Carlin and others………………….

 

Robert Novell

November 22, 2013