Write it; Film it; Make it happen
Steve Jobs the founder of Apple, Pixar, and NeXT passed away on October 5, 2011.
Abandoned by his biological parents, Jobs lived with foster caretakers who took the responsibility of providing him with a promising future. However, due to financial issues, Jobs dropped out of college. “It was scary, but the best decision I have ever made,” he professed.
Unsure of what to do, or where to go, all he had was the belief that everything would eventually work out for him.
Jobs found his way to a calligraphy class Reed college offered. “It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle, in a way science could not capture, and I found it fascinating…10 years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, what I learnt in that class came back to me… if I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped into calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do.”
Despite being a college dropout, and getting kicked out of Apple, Steve Jobs came to be known as a man who had credibility, perseverance, and vision. He worked diligently and re-created what he had lost by working with Pixar to create animations such as “Toy Story”.
Although at many times he wanted to run away and hide from society’s denouncements, he didn’t. He started over and gave himself another chance.
These chances are the reason why millions are able to use computers with such ease and Apple is the company it is today.
In his commencement speech to Stanford’s 2005 graduating class, Jobs said: “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.”
Photo taken from Flickr.
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