Steve Jobs Speech On Death

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In the address Steve Jobs makes in 2005 at Stanford University, he explains his experience with looking death in the eyes. He makes it apparent that when you know your going to die it will clear your soul and your mind. Death is something no one wants but we all will achieve some day. Steve Jobs also makes it clear that no matter who you are, you don’t want to die, even if it is to get to heaven. The claims that steve jobs makes on the value of life and how death can change it in an instant is more than true, it's reality. When you know you are going to die, when you know your last days are upon you, life gets more clear than ever before. If you know you have limited time to live “almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure” (Jobs) doesn't matter anymore. It all just vanishes and you sit there realizing it doesn’t mean anything at this point. The knowledge of knowing your death date is a gift of some sorts. It allows one to throw away that embassament because at the end of the day, you …show more content…
No matter who you are, or what you do, you don’t want your life to end. No one can flee from the tight grips of death, it's the one thing that every single human shares. Although, “Death is very likely the single best invention of Life.” (Jobs) this is because death can bring out the real you, death can cause you too see clearly. For the first time in forever you know what you want out of your life you know who you want to make up with and who you want to be good to before you go. Death is a needed accessory to living because “ it clears out the old to make way for the new.” (Jobs). Without death you would not get rid of all the bad people in this world, you would not have so many new scientist and mathematicians coming up with all these new inventions and ideas. You would just have a lot of the same, a lot of the old. Death is needed in the human life cycle, or any cycle in that

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