I am not your typical Apple fan
or is it fanatic? But this has never stopped me from admiring the products or the man behind the products always. F or me Apple products have always been a notch above my league.
ore than the through bred steeds from the Apple stable I was always m ore in awe of the man behind these products. Yes like millions of people around w orld I have always admired Steve Jobs and considered him to be almost Superhuman.
And there are reasons f
or me to be a great fan of the man just like millions others. I mean here is a man, who had become an Icon by demolishing every single Icon that was w orshipped in the geekoshphere.
But his success was not in breaking icons
or building new ones and in process becoming one to me he was m ore of a superhero because he was always the underdog who won every single dogfight, catfight and the g orilla war against the big established players in every single field he decided to change the rules and at times actually changing the game itself ( itunes, iphone, ipad, animation movies etc)
His life st
ory is no less than the legends or mythology or the to Bollywood st Hollywood ories we have seen in life.
Given away at birth by his parents he drifted in his youth learning of all things Calligraphy, while trying to find his dreams traveling as a hippie in
. Then almost like a mythological hero he had his awakening and the seed of Apple were sown in a garage. Rest as they say is hist India ory but it also kept on repeating itself again and again.
Almost as a prophecy he mentioned in a speech to students of
“Your time is limited, sodon't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which isliving with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise ofothers' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart andintuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everythingelse is secondary.” Stanf ord University
And this is where my admiration f
or the man strengthens. He followed his dream and changed the w orld f orever. Just imagine one man followed his dream and made such a big difference if just a few m ore of us decide to follow our life and dream how much better place this w orld would be.
Rest In Peace.... Steve Jobs, you truly were a square peg in a round hole….