Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels.

Steve Jobs died.
I never knew him, I never spoke to him, but I’m very upset at the loss of Steve Jobs. Much more upset than I’d expedited I would be if and when his health concerns took him.

He was a personal inspiration to me, he was a passionate man, a visionary who chased down his dreams, who took his inspiration and made it real. He didn’t let anything stand in his way, he didn’t let nay-sayers bring him down, or turn him away from anything he believed in. RIP 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. 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 invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some 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.

He changed the world, this is not simple hyperbole, the world is different because of what he did. The man changed how we all experience technology, what we expect of it and how we use it, in a very noteworthy and distinct manner.

He died far too soon.

From personal to professional, Steve Jobs’ influence & vision permeates my life in significant ways, on every single day.

I’m deeply upset by his passing… and I’m not exactly sure how to deal with it. I’m no stranger to loss, or even death, but I don’t seem to have the right “tools” to allow me to process the passing of a person who influenced my life in the ways Steve Jobs has.

Frankly I never really expected to grieve for a stranger, with the exception of one other “celebrity” who I won’t name now, but has inspired me my entire life.

I don’t know how to mourn a man who I never knew as a man :( 

Thank you Steve Jobs, for everything you accomplished, and everyone you inspired.

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3 Responses

  1. Alex says:

    Steve Jobs was a huge inspiration to me, and whether I knew him or not, a big part of my life. Like you, my first computer was a macintosh, and I have been using a Mac since. Not only did Steve give me inspiration, he also gave me drive. Drive to succeed in whatever I did and whatever I tried to do. And for that I thank him. When I heard about his death, my stomach sank. I could not believe what I had just read, but I also took in to account how sick he was, and that he was going to die eventually. But alive or not, his spirit and legend will live on in the minds and hearts of the millions who he has influenced in his life time. A genius and an amazing human being. R.I.P, Steve. You will be dearly missed.

    Alex P.

  2. Jordan says:

    That’s beautiful man, I too wouldn’t know how to deal with the loss of someone I do not know personally. Hang in there blunty, in some ways your an inspiration to me.

  3. Mitch D. says:

    I cannot fully express in words how saddened I am by Steve Jobs’ passing. Steve was a man who I look(ed) up to, who even with his rapidly deteriorating health I always kind-of expected to be around “forever.” His dedication, drive and passion is a daily inspiration to me. My stomach, like Alex above, sank deep when I learned of his death – I didn’t want to believe it.

    As I write this, I am thinking about how greatly Steve changed the world for the better. His vision can be seen in nearly every aspect of life and I don’t think anyone else in history has touched the world in the same way as Steve Jobs.

    I wish I could better convey my thoughts and emotions, unfortunately I’m still coming to grips with the fact he has passed, so until then this is the best I can do.

    Rest in peace Steve, You shall never be forgotten and may you look down upon the world you created from the iCloud.

    Mitchell D.