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Steve Jobs on being motivated by death

November 21, 2009

Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

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.

We who work to combat the diseases of old age that lead to decrepitude use the same realization to spur us forward in the fight to save lives.  Is there any other rational course of action?

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