It’s very hard to make people truly understand the rightness in this words, I wouldn’t say that you would need to have had a near end experience, but having had so I can attest that Steve was right in many more ways than people imagine:
“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. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs
Thank you Steve for 2 decades of inspiration, thank you for changing the way I saw the world and how I’ve tailored my life. Thank you for making us all believe and to make us think differently. I wished you could have stayed with us longer.