Author Topic: Life is too short to be living someone else's dream (Steve Jobs)  (Read 387 times)

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My try:

ὁ βίος βραχύτερος ἢ ὥστε ὄνειρον ἀλλότριον βιοῦν.
« Last Edit: 01 Oct, 2017, 03:48:44 by billberg23 »


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Re: Life is too short to be living someone else's dream
« Reply #1 on: 01 Oct, 2017, 03:47:39 »
Again, I feel it would be a pity to take a thought so completely and meaningfully expressed in the original, living language (English) and force it into an ancient, dead language where the very concept of "living someone's dream", if translated literally, would be incomprehensible.  But I know you have a very different philosophy.
That being said, it's possible that Marcus Aurelius' meditations carry him rather close to this territory when he says in book 3.4.1 Μὴ κατατρίψῃς τὸ ὑπολειπόμενον τοῦ βίου μέρος ἐν ταῖς περὶ ἑτέρων φαντασίαις — "Don't waste the remainder of life in imaginations about other people."
« Last Edit: 05 Oct, 2017, 07:45:21 by billberg23 »
Τί δέ τις; Τί δ' οὔ τις; Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος. — Πίνδαρος

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I think this would chime in nicely with Jobs's spirit:

https://www.translatum.gr/forum/index.php?topic=33650.0
« Last Edit: 12 Oct, 2017, 02:51:27 by billberg23 »