The Fragility of Life
But, the recent death of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple, has caused many to recall the powerful messages contained in his 2005 address to a group of Stanford graduates—messages which transcend age brackets and demographics, aiming at the essence of human existence.
Even people caring for an elderly loved one can benefit from being reminded of some of these lessons—even though they came from the mouth of a man barely old enough to join AARP.In his address, Jobs discusses three main concepts of great import to recent college graduates; death, love and loss, and the connectedness of life.
Now, trying to educate a caregiver about love, loss, and death would be insultingly presumptuous to say the least. If you're caring for an elderly person, then you are already intimately familiar with the fragility of life and the crushing reality of loss.
"Courtesy of Steve Jobs, A Caregiver’s Commencement Speech" was provided courtesy of AgingCare.com and written by Anne-Marie Botek.
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