The Life of Steve Jobs

By | November 5, 2011

Sadly the reports were not so exaggerated this time around

It has been said that those with the greatest genius also have the greatest demons. This is because they usually have an all or nothing approach, and much greater amplitude in all they do. The very drive that enabled them to reach the pinnacle also enables them to more easily sink into the abyss. Steve Jobs was no exemption to this rule. He was indeed a very interesting man to say the least, a bit tyrannical and megalomaniacal, but also very innovative. He didn’t do focus groups to pander to what people wanted, but just designed great products that were simple and intuitive. Then he of course used his reality distortion field to make people realize that it was what they had wanted all along, and that it was worth the premium price. Apple products were also works of art of course, and even sacred to some.

Steve Jobs said: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

Steve Jobs was in many ways an aberration; a seemingly impossible social phenomenon that was never supposed to exist. He had no qualifications as a computer programmer or a business leader; he was simply an idealist visionary who persevered in pursuit of transformative excellence. He raised the bar for how we now interact through media with his belief that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. While he may have lacked an eternal perspective, which is freely given through Christ; he certainly understood the brevity of life and made the most of the time he was allotted.

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