Steve Jobs’ assertion, “ Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart,” is valid because by remembering that in the end, we will all die. We should not contain our way of thinking and how we want to live life. By remembering that life is short, our minds will begin to think differently and perceive life differently. Death will always remind us to live life and push the boundaries and not look back. Many people share the same point of view as Steve Jobs. People such as Robert Ebert agree that death is imminent and that death always pushes us to our boundaries. Ebert also believes that death forced him to see his life in different ways. Ebert asserts, “When I am writing my problems become invisible and I am the same person I always was. All is well. I am as I should be.” (par.18) Ebert’s fatal cancer had forced him to look at life differently. Instead of looking for happiness in other things, he was able to find happiness by focusing on the things he has now. His assertion is agrees with Jobs’ assertion because Ebert no longer is constricted by his thoughts. Death has pushed him to be more open and more receiving of the other …show more content…
Hamlet from Hamlet asserts, “To die, to sleep-- No more--and by a sleep to say we end The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to. ‘Tis a consummation.” (Act 3, Sc 1) Hamlet believes that death is the only way out. Death is to be embraced because it is the only way to escape the pain from this world. Death was an eye opener in a different way to Hamlet. It forced him to think differently, but in a way where his actions are very careless. Death affected Hamlet a different way from the first example. Hamlet did not cherish what he had; instead, he became very careless and did whatever he
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Steve Jobs once said "No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life.
Death is introduced immediately as the narrator of the book, and he reveals some key information about his personality. One of his most prominent characteristics is how he feels bored and irritated by his job, a feeling we can relate to; "The trouble is, who could ever replace me? Who could step in while I take a break in your stock-standard resort-style holiday destination...?" In this quote, Death is shown to be more human than his usual image suggests.
Death in someone’s life can often change them juristically. Joyce C. Oats has two great novels explaining how death can play a huge role in someone’s life and they can go about it in in several different ways. In Oat’s After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings and Flew Away, Jenna Abbot tries to shut out everyone in her life and in Wonderland, Jesse Hurts tries to replace everyone who was murdered in his family. They both go about two different ways, and both learned important lessons.
Adversity can take us by surprise, but everyone at some point in life experiences it. The way our personal identity can be shaped is through our phases of adversity. The experiences of dealing with difficulties can shape the way we view life and the actions that will show our persona. When we persevere adversity and obstacles it shows our reputation and our true type of identity. In the play Hamlet, William Shakespeare, illustrates the way Hamlet, as well as other characters, deal with adversity through the types of motives they are seeking.
Hamlet rests in peace in his death, having got what he wanted. Although he does not live to see it, the society had got a different leadership which was free of malicious people like Claudius. The play is not a comedy where the hero lives. In Hamlet, the hero dies but he dies a hero having achieved his goal and the reason why he was called.
Can people choose their fate, or are we all at the mercy of circumstance? In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the main character Hamlet shows that people are just a victim of circumstances. Hamlet was fine when his father was still alive; he only started going crazy when unexpected events in his life occurred such as; his father dying and his mother marrying his uncle. Hamlet is not to blame for his own downfall, how could he choose how his father dying would affect him. Hamlet is a Schizophrenic with the worst luck in the world.
In the beginning of the play Hamlet, the main character, is struggling with events that have taken place in his life. His Father has recently died and his Uncle has now married his Mother. With sorrow and pain, Hamlet tries to understand and unravel the aberrant events that have taken place with his family. The events have amended the way Hamlet views death. After his Father’s death, Hamlet questions the afterlife; whether it offers a “peaceful slumber” or an “everlasting nightmare”.
Watching “Steve Jobs talks about managing people” made me realize why Apple quickly grew into such a successful company. Steve Jobs began the interview by disclosing that Apple is organized like a startup company. He then explained that work is divided into teams, such as Mac hardware, iPhone hardware engineering, operators, and world wild marketing. One might think that this just separates the company, however, Jobs went on to explain that all the teams meet for three hours a week and discuss the business as a whole. I think this method is highly effective because it allows for smaller groups, which in turn causes more focus and execution of ideas.
/ No garment of praise is the cloak of old age and feebleness: / no praise for the cautious who bows like a reed in the storm. / The pathway of Death is set for all men to travel” (Qatari ibn al-Fuja’ah). Qatari argues that regardless how terrible the afterlife may be, shrinking in fear is not the way to live one’s
In spite of the uncertainties and unpredictable perturbations in one’s life, the broad parameters that define one’s life is the same. The hunger and cravings, the anger and assertions, the labour and achievements, the fight and greediness, etc. that shape the personality of a person define the broad parameters of one’s life in almost all situations. God or nature has endowed all animals including human beings with an urge to survive even though death is inevitable. Even though death is certain, just like many events in life, death is unpredictable.
Shakespeare presents death as an inevitable act of life, noting that all that is living must eventually come to an end. Due to “Hamlet” being a Shakespearean tragedy, the theme of death recurs throughout the play. Additionally, Shakespeare can be seen as using revenge as the main motive of a character’s murder, which makes “Hamlet” a revenge tragedy. The tragic nature means that by the end of the play, majority of the characters would have died. In this case, many of the characters have died due to murder or suicide.
His former self was dichotomous of what he is now. No longer did he view himself as the Earth of a geocentric system. He has become conscious about his place in the word--merely a drop of water in a vast ocean. Impetuous insults turned into considerate compliments. Condescending comments turned into respectful remarks.