iPad, iPod, iPhone, iMac and now we are iSad. We lost a truly inspirational innovative mind. A shooting star was falling to the ground. A person who just wanted “to put a ding in the universe” and yet made a lot more. Click. Boom. Amazing! – that was his style. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – and it’s true in all fields. No matter graphic, fashion or industrial – fancy shining things won’t change our world, it needs to be a lot more. On the other hand how can it touch your soul if it’s not wrapped in a proper way. “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.”
“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.”
“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
Steve, thanks for contributing to our world!
Steve Jobs (1955-2011)