What Is A Life Worth: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs wants you to live each day as if it were your last. He knew the value of his life to himself and his loved ones. Even though he would have to make a difficult choice every now and then, he felt that life was worth it. When making a difficult choice, you want to ensure that it is one you won’t regret in the future. It is difficult to make choices in life. You must weigh up the pros and cons of each option. Everyday live as if you were the last. Ebert said that the life was a precious gift. Hamlet does not want to live, but is afraid of what is beyond. Ebert underwent surgery but he learned to live life without regrets.

Good living is about living each day as it’s your last. He wanted a better understanding of the value his life had. He decided to do something with it. He dropped out of Stanford, the best decision he ever made, and then founded his own business. He realized he could be the wealthiest man on Earth one day then die the next. He continued doing what was important to him. Keeping up the pace in economics is also a matter of not giving-up. Steve didn’t quit when he was fired by Apple. He continued to try and succeed. Pixar is the world’s most successful animation company. He created another company called NeXT. Then he went back to Apple. He never quit because he always knew he could still use his intelligence. Steve would be able invent great things if we all were as smart. He never regrets a choice.

Ebert, like Jobs, lived each day as though it were the last. Ebert might have wanted to die after his surgery, but instead of giving up he kept doing what he loved. Even his rudimentary signs helped him communicate with others. It is not my place to judge Ebert, but it seems safe to assume he didn’t regret his decision to stay alive. He was a great intellect who never gave up. Jobs’ essay explains that it is important to live life as you wish and have no regrets. “I’m not afraid, I just know that it’s coming.” (Ebert 6). Death is not something to fear. Do not fear death. It’s just the inevitable end to something wonderful. This is a case of a wonderful life.

Hamlet wasn’t as concerned with life as other people. He is curious about what happens after death. He didn’t live every day as if it was his last. He didn’t know even if living is worth it. In his Soliloquy Shakespeare III, he asks “To Be or Not to Be?” ii. I think he wanted to know what happened after death and was unsure if life was worth it. Hamlet would be able to price life. The vast majority of people around the globe do not believe anyone can be charged for their life. Governments only do it as a way to show some economic support. The government does not “put an estimated price on a lifetime” but simply calculates what the person would earn and how much they spend on themselves. This is for assistance only. Life has no value, so we should cherish it. They value their life, thanking God every day for it. Ebert, a man who valued life and was not afraid of death, knew its value. Many others are like Ebert.

What is life worth? I think it is more about what is my value? It is better to live life fully than just to earn money. Stop wondering about the afterlife. You’ll find out one day if there is nothing after death, a precious thing or something horrifying. You should live, enjoy life, and learn. Live every single day as though it were your final.


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    Owen Griffiths is 35 years old and a blogger and teacher. He has written about education for over 10 years and has a passion for helping others learn.