Sunday, August 3, 2014

External Expectations

I'm not in Steve Jobs' position (I hope - ask not for whom the bell tolls). However, the advice is sagely and I thought to pass it on.


jenny said...

I hear there are monks that visit the site of their future grave, already designated for them, on a daily basis. It keeps it all in perspective.

Several years ago, my grandmother-out-law purchased a plot and had headstones laid in the ground, waiting for all of us. There was one in place which I was meant to share with X. It was a very interesting experience, every time I went to that graveyard and thought how I'd be lying there-- right in that spot-- one day.

Kept trying to get some lichen to grow in the grooves of my headstone, to no avail.

LL said...

Will X end up 'resting' next to you - in eternal repose? If so, do you want me to spread Round-Up on the grass over his grave periodically?

jenny said...

I think I'll find a different place for my eternal repose, seeing as how I fancy the "IP" part of RIP... Let him find another gal to drag to her grave. I'm a little relieved to be aiming for life.

I like the last part of the quote the best: "avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

jenny said...

sounds like a good motto for a hippie.

Euripides said...

The man was a Born Again Existentialist after all. Kinda like me.

LL said...

His condition and propensity for deep thought brought him to the point of accepting humanity, the human condition and in being able to differentiate what was important from what was not.

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