Saturday, October 8, 2011
Money can't buy happiness
Mr. Jobs' death at an early age this week and was immediately heralded as a genius of this age, someone who created products with purpose that people needed and wanted.
But while he was making billions for his company, the back story of his life is only now being revealed from those close to him.
In proof that money can't buy pure happiness, the UK INDEPENDENT is reporting in fresh international runs that Steve Jobs had a final wish that had nothing to do with his products or his profits: Instead he wanted to get to know his children before it was too late.
According to the INDEPENDENT report, Walter Isaacson, Jobs' biographer, visited Jobs a few weeks ago and found him curled up in pain, too weak to even climb stairs. Isaacson told the paper that he recalled Jobs saying, "I wanted my kids to know me. I wasn't always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did."
Jobs is survived by a wife and three children..
Friends have also rumored that some who went to see a dying Jobs weren't alllowed in, but some others were, including Roger Iger of Disney, and other Apple officials..
An amazing man, indeed.. And a showcase of how, while money may equate happiness while health is good, when it's not, the real things begin to matter: Life, family.. and the legacy you will leave behind.
Mr. Jobs' public legacy is strong and respectable. It appears that he wanted to ensure that his private legacy was just as powerfu before he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.