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Recently I received an e mail from a friend:"Thoughts from a very successful brilliant man." Steve Jobs sure changed the world with his founding of Apple computers.

At the young age of 23 he was worth over $1 million dollars and when he died the numbers had climbed to $10.3 billion. His Apple shares net worth to-day would be an amazing $31.6 billion U.S.

Here are some of his last thoughts and words before he passed away.

" I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is the epitome of success. However, aside from my work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is the only a fact of life that I have become accustomed to. At this moment, I am on my sick bed, and recalling my life. I realize that
all the recognition and wealth in which I took so much pride, have become meaningless in the face of
my impending death.

I have found that you can employ someone to drive your car for you, and to make money for you but
you, cannot employ anyone to bear illness for you. Material things, when lost, can be found but the one thing, that can never

be found when it is lost, is your health and eventually your life itself.

When a person goes into the operating room, he realizes that there is one book that he has not finished reading. The "Book of Healthy life."

Whatever stage in life we are at currently, in time we all face that day when the curtain comes down.

Treasure love for your family, love your spouse and your friends. Treat yourself well and cherish others.

As we grow older, and hopefully wiser we slowly realize that wearing a $30,000 or $30.00 watch is not really important. The time is always the same. Wether we carry a $300.00 or $30.00 hand bag/wallet is not important. Wether we drink a bottle of $100 or $10. bottle of wine the hangover is the same. Wether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 square feet the loneliness is the same. Wether you fly first class or economy, if the plane goes down, you go down with it.

You will come to realize that true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.

Therefore, treasure your parents, brothers/ sisters and friends. Learn to chat often, laugh, sing songs
with them. Talk about north-south- east-west or heaven or earth. That is true happiness."



Steve Jobs died, Palo Alto California, on October 5, 2001 of Pancreatic Cancer at the young age of 56.We are blessed with two precious non renewable resources; your time and health; when they are gone they are gone. What does every every billionaire want but can never have? Enough.

Len Lesser is an education/career counsellor in Dorchester, Ont

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