The following is an article I saw on Facebook. It is so much the story of many. A lesson learned too late. I could never understand how people do not figure it out sooner in life. It’s always the same story over and over and yet it’s never learned. What will it take for people to learn? When will it start being taught in the schools? Evidently our educators aren’t even aware that it should be taught. They all seem to be in their own bubble.
Shown by H. Lee Gallaher, November 9, 2015 on Facebook:
Steve Jobs’ last words –
“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world.
In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.
However, aside from my work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to. (Harris’s note: In other words, accustomed to, meaning wealth was no longer appreciated. Whatever he had, was just taken granted for – the enjoyment was long gone – the infatuation with it was over and it was life of usual).
At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.
In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds. I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer…
Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth…
Should be something that is more important: Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days…
Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me.
God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth.
The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me.
What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love.
That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on.
Love can travel a thousand miles. Life has no limit. Go where you want to go. Reach the height you want to reach. It is all in your heart and in your hands.
What is the most expensive bed in the world? – “Sick bed”….
You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.
Material things lost can be found. But there is no one thing that can never be found when it is lost – “Life”.
When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – “Book of Healthy Life”.
Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain will come down.
Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends…Treat yourself well. Cherish others.
material possessions cannot be taken to your death bed but memories will last forever in your mind”.
The following is something I read and never forgot:
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon
It’s MY LIFE and MY COUNTRY & I want it, is the name of the game,
‘It’s My Money & I Want It!’ is the name of my book
Learn to stand up for yourself and not be the intimidated by the corporations
and their political puppets (or their victims).
Harris Glasser – Author, Lecturer, Business & Personal Consultant, Debt Settling www.HarrisHelps.org “It’s My Money & I Want It!”
(More next week)