Steve jobs retired, a pioneer of technology in this era of gadgets! but he too retired. He not only maintained a highly acclaimed brand on his shoulders but also experienced the fame of an international superstar.
Flashy cars, expensive lifestyle and extravagant desires….all were present at his door step. He was one of a kind tech guy who reached the pinnacle of fame for his alacrity. But he too retired!
What must be his feelings? Is he tired? Can you ever be tired of fame?
Can you ever have enough money that your urge to earn more Ends?
We never get that feeling do we? At least i don’t, i can’t even imagine myself getting tired of fame!
H ow difficult it is to imagine the state of mind of an individual who has lived the dream that many dreamt, how horrifying is it to imagine his life ‘after fame’…very, very difficult.
But somehow this instigates me to explore this part of life. Part of life, when I’ll be old and i will be ill. When I will be tired and unable to enjoy the most joyous things in the world. Will my life be over? Will I be perennially sad or will I live the new part of life ‘afresh’?
The answers to these questions depended on only thing i.e. the way I’ll feel about myself. The way i’ll interpret my life is the answer to all the queries.If there will be peace in my mind a bout my past , then only i will be content with my future. As i will get nearer to my death, i will get more critical of my sins. My heart will analyze the way i used my brain or may be abused it!
I might sometimes, while churning my bland food, think about the achievements of my life. If i had utilized my capacity to the best of my ability, i would be satisfied. Otherwise i might suffer from the cancer of regrets.
Were there things i wanted to do but couldn’t because of some office work? Were there desires of taking a career path which my parents loathed? And if there were, i would be dissatisfied…my old bones will not be capable of sustaining any activity and my heart couldn’t sustain the pain of not doing those things. Tears will come, when I’ll see a proud actor, a famous comedian, an estimable teacher or whatever I wanted to be.
So, no matter how nerve racking reality is, but it’s time to live up-to our expectations so that we might not end up dying a death of repentance.
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important thing I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life…Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose” Steve jobs.