Updated: May 24
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