“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, Stanford University Commencement Address, June 12, 2005
Maybe he was an asshole. But maybe you are too. Maybe he wasn't a genius. But neither are you. Maybe he only made gadgets, but what did you ever do?
He was creative. Maybe you are too. He imagined how things could be different. But then what did he do? He did something about it. Maybe you can too.
Maybe he's not in heaven or in another world, maybe he's just deads. But his spirit lives on, at least in our heads.