Here’s to the crazy ones… [Tribute to Steve Jobs]

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. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but 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 ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

– Steve Jobs

This morning, there wasn’t the normal congregation of people waiting out front to get in. Instead, on the glass window, there were red block letters that read, “RIP Steve Jobs” with four other dry erase markers laying underneath. Next to a bouquet of flowers, there was one more with a post-it attached to it listing all of the Macintosh computers this person had bought and what years they were purchased in with a simple “thanks, Steve” at the end. There were picture frames. There were apples with bites taken out of them. There were letters. There was crying. There was even a little girl pulling her mother over to the store because she wanted to write something (all the while having to explain to her mother that “Steve Jobs invented everything Apple and cool.”)

As the day went on, all of the space on the window was taken with words – mostly saying thank you and how grateful they were to have been a part of his legacy. When that space was full, they moved onto the other side of the store. And when that space was full, they moved onto the doors.

{ This girl told her father she wanted to write something.. she started by drawing a smily face. She stared at it for a second and then immediately flattened out the smile while she told her sister that it was sad that he was gone. }

I guess what I am trying to say is that today, people amazed me.

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 other’s 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.

– Steve Jobs – Steve Jobs

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  • Meagan Ritchie

    What a fantastic post. It gave me goosebumps! You captured it perfectly.ReplyCancel

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