I have read in a couple articles and in a couple books that Steve Jobs was maybe not that nice of a guy. However, it's pretty obvious how genius he was throughout his career and throughout his life. Truth be told, a lot of his quotes move me. It is really important to me to question the world around me--to analyze what is going on and to rationalize my way through why certain rules, expectations and norms are in place. There's this short story called The Lottery by Shirley Jackson where a community kills one of its members every year, simply because it is a tradition and it has been done every year for as long as they could remember. This quote by Steve Jobs reminds me that the crazy ones, the questioners, the trouble-makers "push the human race forward." It is important to be smart about this, though, and not just to be crazy! It is important to have purpose and reason. However, this reminds me not to be afraid to step outside of the box, to not be afraid to break the mold.
"Here's to the crazy ones..."
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