I have been doing some reflecting on Steve Jobs quotes I came across. Everyone has seen the quotes “Here’s to the crazy ones…” or “I want to put a dent in the universe”. While both are great quotes, I think my favorite is: “When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life and try not to bash into the walls too much…that’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact—everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you…shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just going to live in it versus make your mark upon it. Once you learn that, you will never be the same again.”
This is basically what life is about. If you are afraid to “bang into the walls” you are not embracing life. What would have happened if “the crazy ones” would have not challenged the status quo? We would not have seen the genius of Rembrandt, Einstein or Jim Henson. Where would we be if these people never existed? The world would be a different place. If everyone lived in their own little world and never tried to improve it, we would have missed out on so many things, without the “crazy ones” you wouldn’t be reading this, because there wouldn’t be electricity let alone computers. Communication would be done through letters and not email, blogs or text messages.
Today I want to challenge EVERYONE, Bang into the walls. Make something. It doesn’t matter if it is a blog, a piece of art, or even improve an existing product the will help people. Those that just exist are not experiencing life, they are just existing and putting in the time waiting to die. Do SOMETHING! ANYTHING! Seize the world around you and make your mark on it. Then when you are gone the world will remember you. This is the secret to life. Live life in this way and you can become immortal.