Steve Jobs

I grew up using Apple IIe computers, I currently use an iphone and Macbook Pro, and have always had a keen interest in Technology. There is no doubt that Steve Jobs was a visionary in the tech space. I think to a large extent, he was a rather private person, but I am sure he had a very spiritual side to him, he had spent some time during his earlier years in an ashram in India.

Below is an amazing quote from Steve Jobs which was the basis for an Apple commercial, which I like very much.

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.

I have seen a number of his speeches and interviews over the years, and there is no doubt that the man was an intellectual giant. He was adopted out shortly after birth, yet not only did he go on to build Apple Computers, after being kicked out, he later returned at a time when Apple was experiencing a lot of trouble and went on to turn it into the biggest company in the world.

Another great speech of his, which does talk of our mortality, was his Stanford address. In particular, I like the bit where he says

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is 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 important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

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