Thursday, October 06, 2011
Steve Jobs, Thank you!
Exactly two days ago, on 4th October, a friend and I exchanged these comments on FB:
Friend:'3 apples changed the world, 1st one seduced Eve, 2nd fell on Newton and the 3rd was offered to the world half bitten by Steve Jobs'
Me:'Was Steve Jobs also naked when he bit the apple?'
Friend:'good question, let me know the ph number, i'll call him to ask :P'
Friend:'steve jobs made a good point, was newton naked as well!! now i am not calling him to ask this'
It was fun!
But it also reminded me of Steve Job's Stanford Commencement Speech, which another friend shared with me years ago. It is a profound speech, and I have listened to it again and again when life gets rough... I thought - not only is he a technological and creative genius, but he is also a very genuine and wise man, brave to share his personal story.
Connecting the dots...
Love and Loss...
For these who don't know me, I have been having an year from hell - within a month I lost the man I love, my job, and my home. And I'm living on my own abroad, in a country who's language I don't speak. So yesterday, 5th Octover, I watched Steve's speech again to find hope, because after all ... I am alive and I am a fighter... I even wrote down his words, they are so inspirational!
In a moment of admiration I visited the Apple website, looked at his photo (the one in this post) and I thought... Thank you, Steve!
Little did I know that on that same day his life will end...
I'm shaking my head in disbelieve, yet life is like that.
I won't rant about the greatness of Apple and their products. This post is about Steve!
I will miss this great man, but I won't forget his words!
And I will live by them...
Thank you, Steve!
PS. Thank you Soham, Arzu, Alex and Erik, for many things...