Thursday, October 6, 2011

You are already naked

I have nothing to say.  Work is dull and meaningless and I am not permitted to speak of it publicly.  There is much to tell.  If I ever leave my current job I will do one of two things: write about it in the way that I always wished that I could or hardly ever speak of it again, probably the latter. 

Steve Jobs left us with some wisdom concerning our lives: 

"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.

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.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. 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. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."

By this standard there would have been far fewer people working for him were they only to heed his thoughtful words.

Life at home is ramping up, however... increased duties, responsibilities, surprises, joys, etc. 

To those I must go now.