Steve Jobs was an American businessman, designer and inventor. He is best known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields. Jobs also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar.
This post may be one of the most important posts I have ever written because it confirms that fact that very special people are often the targets of bullies. All adults and kids need to remember that.
I am writing about and in memory of Steve Jobs. Most of us know Steve Jobs as the master at the helm of Apple. Jobs managed to navigate the innovative Apple vessel through the turbulent waters of potential failure to reach the shore of success time and time again.
What I want to share with you is a little bit about the childhood of this amazing man. Steve Jobs went to a middle school that had many students who were bullies. At that school, Steve’s days were spent being targeted by bullies. It’s hard to conceive of that but it’s true.
During that time he told his parents that if he couldn’t go to another school, he wouldn’t go to school at all. His parents complied with his request and moved to a different area so that he could attend a different junior high school.
From there Steve’s life began on its triumphant path. That said, like all of us, Steve experienced ups and downs. To quote his Stanford University 2005 Commencement Address,
“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”
So parents and kids, think about Steve Jobs and what he managed to accomplish in his life. Think about the fact that he was hurt and emotionally abused by bullies but managed to rise to new levels in spite of them. Steve Jobs was special and each and everyone of you are too. When you get frustrated, think about the Apple products like the Mac, I-Pod, I-Phone and I-Pad. Think about the man who shared his brilliance with all of us by inventing things that have changed our lives.
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the word are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs
Steven Paul Jobs
February 24, 1955
San Francisco, California
October 5, 2011 (aged 56)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
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Posted By: USA75 |
7/19/12 3:50 PM
He was a very brilliant man and he will be missed.