“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. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
~ Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011).
Steve was born in San Francisco and was adopted by the family of Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, California. Paul and Clara later adopted a daughter, Patti. Jobs’ biological parents a Syrian Muslim immigrant to the U.S. and an American graduate student of Swiss and German ancestry eventually married having Jobs’ biological sister, renowned novelist Mona Simpson. Mona wrote the bestseller Anywhere but Here which she dedicated to “my brother Steve.” Simpson and Jobs didn’t meet until Jobs was 27, but he would eventually refer to her as “one of my best friends.”
Rest in peace