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Jean Youn: Steve Jobs and that special time of the year

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Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

 It is now the month of December, the last month of the year 2011.

There are some people who live as though they have nothing to live for and there are also those who live every day as if it were their last.

Steve Jobs was one of the people in the second category.

These are some of the words he gave at the 2005 Stanford University commencement address:

“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.”

In a study done to figure out what kinds of people have the least regrets, the results were that it is the people who live every day as if it were their last.

I hope that this last month of the year be a special time in which you plant the seeds of new hope for the coming new year.


Jean Youn is the owner of Value Village Cleaners at 912 West Glenoaks Boulevard in Glendale 91202. For details on services, coupons and more, check out the Value Village Cleaners website  here.

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