Originally Posted by ouragan
Steve Jobs deserves better. Steve Jobs should enjoy his tremendous wealth and take a well deserved retirement.
Does he really want to die on the job?
I know I do.
I keep seeing posts like this, and at 65, they drive me bonkers. I've got friends chasing little white balls around manicured lawns, others hanging out otherwise, and if that makes them satisfied and fulfilled, more power to 'em.
But for those who love what they do and who care about making a difference about their passions - and if that doesn't doesn't describe Steve Jobs, I don't know who it describes - continuing to do those things (or taking on even new challenges) for as long as we can is a good chunk of what makes life worth living.
I can feel the aging process, and am accumulating diagnoses of my own, but I write, perform, do fine art photography, build websites, provide tech support to friends, run a small corporation, bedevil tech forums with my blathering, etc., and while it's not all pedal to the metal all the time, with significant others, travel and entertainment given time, I wouldn't have it any other way.
If my body or mind fail in stages and I end up having a dotage where I have to quit trying to be productive, plenty of time to sit around and reminisce as best I can, but should I pop an aneurysm on stage delivering a rousing reading, hey, totally a fitting way to check out. Hell yeah!
So be thrilled for SJ, not faux-protective, if his juices still get flowing as he pulls up on One Infinite Loop - for as long as he still loves and is fully capable of honcho-ing the next insanely great product burning in his head.