Is Life only about Success, Wealth, Fame? Steve Jobs had it all, but his last words will make you THINK

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Hello all wonderful readers of

I would like to begin by wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali. This festive season, may you look within and light up the darkness and spread love.

As I pass years on this beautiful planet and meet different people and situations, I often introspect on the meaning of life.

Everyone has his or her version and I respectfully take note of everyone’s thoughts. I also dig deep into the pages of biographies and autobiographies to seek knowledge from the men and women who have walked the extra mile.

I have realised that mostly all, especially in today’s consumerism injected world, are gripped by the constant chase for success, fame and wealth. Fuelled by ambition and the undesirable lust for material possession, humans are ready to go to any extent, even drop their basic values, to be on the top of the pseudo societal ladder of triumph.

In my personal life, I have met many people who have been blessed with material prosperity, but have also owned wrinkles of worries and restlessness in abundance, thanks to constant disregard for family, friends, people and of course, health.

I feel being ambitious is very good, but not at the cost of health and happiness, for self and others.

Being a twitchy owl on a cosy bed in a fancy hotel in Las Vegas is not worth it. End of the day, peace and happiness are the necessary life energies.

One needs to pause, introspect, contemplate, and meditate to evolve as a person along with professional leaps.

Growth should be simultaneous and all encompassing. The perfect balance is needed.

It’s better to understand that as humans, we need peace in mind and lead a healthy life. One needs to understand it before time runs out.

And my thoughts got a certain validation when I read about the great Steve Jobs’ apparent last words. The Apple founder was an epitome of success, but for him, life had a different meaning.  Here’s what he said: ( we do not confirm if the words were indeed said by Jobs, but yet we thought of sharing it with readers given its importance pertaining to life and its meaning)

Steve Jobs’ Last Words –

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.

In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer…

Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth…

Should be something that is more important:

Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days …

Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me.

God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth.

The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me.

What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love.

That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on.

Love can travel a thousand miles. Life has no limit. Go where you want to go. Reach the height you want to reach. It is all in your heart and in your hands.

What is the most expensive bed in the world? – “Sick bed” …

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 things 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, love for your friends…

Treat yourself well. Cherish others.

Wow, touchy indeed!!!

So what are your thoughts on life? For me, it’s being happy, humble and fit. Rest all will be taken care by the universe. Have faith and live life to the fullest.

Cheers to all.

-Siddhartha Laik