Most of the phrases attributed to Steve Jobs are false, these were truly his last words.
Many years have passed since the sad passing of Steve Jobs and during all this time there have been many phrases that have been attributed to him as his “last words”. However, the vast majority of those phrases are simply lies. Steve Jobs passed away after a very long illness and, despite having made brilliant speeches, he could barely articulate a handful of words before disappearing.
Many of the phrases attributed to Steve Jobs are false
If at any time you have seen these phrases as one of those that Steve Jobs uttered shortly before he died, you should know that they are false. These types of phrases are usually found on many social networks, but the truth is that they were not the last words of the founder of Apple.
I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In the eyes of others, my life is an epitome of success.
However, apart from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is just a fact of life that I’m used to.
At this moment, lying on the sickbed and looking back on my entire life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth I once prided myself on has paled and become meaningless in the face of imminent death.
In the dark, I look at the green lights of the life support machines and listen to the mechanical whirrs, I can feel the breath of the god of death coming closer…
At this moment, lying in bed, sick and looking back on my entire life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth I have is meaningless in the face of imminent death. I have the money to hire the best at whatever task it is, but it is not possible to hire someone to carry my disease. Money can get all kinds of material things, but there is one thing that cannot be bought: “LIFE”.
As I got older I realized that a $300 watch and a $3,000,000 watch show the same time. That with a $150,000 car and a $15,000,000 car we can reach the same destination. That a $150 wine or a $1500 wine generate the same “hangover”. That in a house of 300 square meters, or in one of 3000, loneliness is the same. True happiness does not come from material things, it comes from the affection that our loved ones give us.
Steve Jobs never uttered either of these two phrases. His last words were something much easier due to his difficult illness.
The true last words of Steve Jobs
All those phrases seem too elaborate for a person as sick as Steve Jobs was. In fact, his last words were much shorter, revealed by her sister Mona Simpson in a New York Times article from October 30, 201125 days after her death: “Steve looked at his sister Patty, then at his children, then at his life partner, Laurene. Steve’s final words were:
OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW
Steve spent the last months of his life focused on his four children and his wife Laurene to make up for so many years absorbed by work. And his last words were not at all reflective due to the situation, not like in the last email Steve Jobs wrote, where he did have a much more philosophical reflection.
Apple occupied a good part of Steve Jobs’ lifewhich we can now get to know better thanks to the latest book by The Steve Jobs Archive which we can download for free.