“Good morning, anything new?”
“In case you haven’t noticed, Steve Jobs is dead.”
These words literally dimmed black shadows on my beautiful Thursday morning. Like many of you, Steve Jobs was one of my heroes, a true visionary and a creative genius… Steve had it all: curiosity, passion and determination with other countless innovations that made our lives much more interesting.
Today we lost a magnificent iconic human being. He utterly changed our lives from the moment he introduced Macintosh. I remember how I first read about his story, and since then I was hooked by his charisma that shined the stage every time he stood on it… Steve was a challenger that looked deep in our eyes and made us look deeply into his. Today, we should remember “Stay foolish, Stay hungry.” And with these last words, my prayers and thoughts are with Steve’s family, may he rest in peace, because he definitely left a ding in the Universe as he wished to.
R.I.P Steve Jobs
The reason Apple is successful according to Steve Jobs: "Picasso had a saying: 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas...I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians, poets, artists, zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world."
I might not be a Mac user, but still I’m fascinated by what Steve Jobs invented. He was Thomas Edison of our Generation. One of his speeches that inspired me was Stanford Commencement speech, even though Steve Jobs didn’t graduate from college, he knew everything will fall into the right place after all.
Here are three lessons I learned from his story: from (Stanford Commencement speech)
1) Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t spend your life living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They, somehow, already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
2) Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.
3) “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
This year has been tragically interesting so far! Seve Ballesteros died at age 54 from cancer and now Steve Jobs aged 56 died for the same reason. I hope that kids’ bold ideas and creative imagination might be the cure of cancer in the near future.
One more thing.... Crazy Ones....
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. - Apple Inc.
Steve Jobs will always be my hero whom I’ve never met…. R.I.P, you’ll be missed.
“Stay foolish, stay hungry”