Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cancer Famously Won Again

Maybe it is just because I am sensitive to the word "cancer" but it seems like in 2001 I have personally known more people who have been diagnosed with cancer than any other year. It just keeps attacking.  It does not matter how old the person is, how rich the person is, how healthy the person is.
Cancer attacks.

 Tonight we learn of the death of Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs, like many of you who read this, had been a warrior against cancer since 2004. Today, he lost his battle.

Since my hospital visits & many hours traveling would have been super boring & probably even more stressful due to a lack of a distraction, and because of my great respect for an intelligent man, I felt like Mr. Jobs deserved his own blog post on this site. After all, we may not have the same type of cancer, but when it comes down to it, cancer is cancer.

Rest easy, Mr. Jobs. Your intelligence and determination will be remembered.

"If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. 
Don't settle.
As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
And, like any great relationship, 
it just gets better and better as the years roll on."
 ~Steve Jobs

1 comment:

Tim said...

I read a commencement speech that Steve Jobs delivered several years ago and a number of things he said at the time stuck with me. Last year, shortly after returning to work following my treatment, I found myself struggling with decisions and priorities in my life (much as you've wrestled with yours). I printed out the following portion of that speech and it's still hanging above my desk:

"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