The benefit of death, he said, is you know not to waste life living someone else’s choices.

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

– Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, 1955 – 2011


For reasons that range from losing several close people in my life, and my own personal experiences, this resonates with me the most of everything I’ve read.

Life’s too short to try and make everyone happy.

Some similar thoughts from Alec Baldwin I wrote about a couple years ago.

Well Steve, you’ve been a massive part of my life since the age of 5 – and probably the same for most 5 year olds today. RIP.