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“Click. Boom. Amazing!” - Steve Jobs
It was just a casual chat with one of my co-worker. He asked me, "How
much money, is enough money? Steve Jobs made billions and now he is dead. What
use is the money when it couldn't save his life?"
Well true in a way, money may not buy you everything, it may not be
everything. Desires have no end but there always means to accomplish
More than the wealth Steve Jobs made it’s the other aspect about this
character which charms me. He was a great believer of his ideas; he was what we
call a visionary. Great ideas, amazing products, designs that made customers
croon about apple. Someone who made customers stay not just loyal, but if I may
say - slave to apple products.
The other facet of Steve which stands out is, he was a great fighter. I'm
not just referring to his battle with cancer. He fought hard against cynics to
create Apple in the first place. Then there was the episode of exiting Apple
and creating Next! Then of course his return to Apple, not so pleasant time
with sales going southwards.
Innovation - that's exactly what Steve redefined. His ever famous quote on
innovation -“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” i-Pod,
a music player that redefined the music industry, when people asked what next,
it was time for i-Phone and then came i-pad. He was like a crusader of
In the end as I get done with what I wanted to share about Steve Jobs, I
would like to quote him for one last time tonight:
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed
at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” as
quoted in The Wall Street Journal (Summer 1993).
It was yet another Friday or billions of
earthlings. May be it was a mundane day ahead for
some and exciting for others. An exciting day ahead for the ones who were certain
of the joy to be unwrapped the next day, the weekend. Well, in my case it was
the former. Blame it on being one amongst the many who work on Saturdays.
The distance between us questions possibilities, Two souls who connect yet shall stay detached, Life running along parallel tracks that shall never meet, Yet hope says they would someday be entwined. UnInhibited feelings spoken, thoughts exchanged, Unassuming how the world would read them, Prejudices can't be fought, let free thoughts sail, It's a battle less spoken, but I know many shall be fought. Feelings expressed in words for many are view points, Sometimes misunderstood, unacceptable for few. Thoughts expressed are sometimes song of a bleeding heart, These emotions maybe shunned by many as no art. Questioned and unacceptable orphan thoughts, Wish to die accepted, but denied and stay detest. Don't let yourself be consumed by the opinions of others, Your soul deserves a sweet song, let it be one about it's zest.
The other day in midst of a long tiring journey from the airport I zoned out in thoughts, looking outside the window. What was I thinking? I was trying to fathom as to what's the single most element distinguishing mediocrity from excellence.
A lot of us have this beautiful idea in our mind to be achievers of some sort. Each individual has their own definition of excellence. All of it leading to creating a happy space in our minds. But these remain mere ideas and definitions in our head.
We have a lot of clutter occupying our minds. Some of it even includes being less appreciative of others success. Being too bothered about right and wrong of others choices. A bunch of useless thoughts which in no way are going to be helping us in our pursuit of happiness. When we are done with all the wining about the world and people in it, we get on with our mediocre life.
We seem to believe that there is solace in the cocoon of mediocrity.
"There are no easy ways, no escapes, Yet we wish s…