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Be grateful. We can't do life alone.

Updated: May 24, 2023

This email from Steve Jobs, sent to himself and shared by Atomic Habits author James Clear in his award-winning 3-2-1 newsletter, reminds us to be grateful. We are dependent on others for so many aspects of our lives, so often taken for granted...

"I grow little of the food I eat, and of the little I do grow I did not breed or perfect the seeds.

I do not make any of my own clothing.

I speak a language I did not invent or refine.

I did not discover the mathematics I use.

I am protected by freedoms and laws I did not conceive of or legislate, and do not enforce or adjudicate.

I am moved by music I did not create myself.

When I needed medical attention, I was helpless to help myself survive.

I did not invent the transistor, the microprocessor, object oriented programming, or most of the technology I work with.

I love and admire my species, living and dead, and am totally dependent on them for my life and well being."

Source: Email sent on September 2, 2010. Featured in Make Something Wonderful

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