Published on: Friday, November 18, 2022
Steve Jobs was one of the most revolutionary business leaders of all time having brought to life the modern computer and the modern smartphone. And he was able to accomplish all this by the age of 56 at which point he tragically died of pancreatic cancer, or at least that’s how the story goes. The truth is that while pancreatic cancer is what eventually claimed Jobs’ life, maybe it didn’t have to. In fact, Jobs had a rare form of pancreatic cancer that was very much survivable if addressed swiftly. But, Jobs actually decided to do the exact opposite and experimented with eastern medicine instead of getting the surgery he desperately needed. This wasn’t something new for Jobs. In fact, he had been a hippie his entire life and was a strong believer in Buddhist principles, so it’s no wonder that he was against unnatural procedures like surgery. Eventually, Jobs would come to his senses, but by that point, his cancer had already spread too much. This video explains Jobs’ rarely talked about spiritual life and how that resulted in him making refusing modern medical treatments.
0:00 - A Ray Of Hope
3:31 - The Hippie
6:34 - The Buddhist
9:27 - Refusing Surgery