I am no Apple fanboy, but I absolutely am inspired by the visionary behind Apple’s crowning glories – Steve Jobs. Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs’ death is saddening. But the legacy he has left behind will live forever. Every product - right from the Macintosh computers to the revolutionary iPod – that Apple has brought out in the market has absolutely changed the market, and in no small measure. With the introduction of each product, Apple has made the competition look way far behind. Of course, the phenomenal success cannot be alluded to one man, but what is a team without a visionary leader?
Life has its ways and everything that happens, happens for a reason – sometimes we are able to comprehend it and sometimes we cannot. And that’s exactly what we go through when someone close to us dies.
The news of Steve Jobs’ death brought a very concrete thought in my mind – no matter how successful we are, no matter what we have done or what we have not done, no matter the kind of deeds we did – one day or another we will have to die. Success, money or power cannot keep us alive forever. So, the only right thing to do is to make each moment of our life count – in whatever way possible.
Death is a certainty. The time and day of death, no one knows. The only thing we can do with certainty is to live an exemplary life, a life that will make a difference to the world in a way the world will remember us for generations. That’s the kind of legacy Steve Jobs has left behind. He may be dead, but his vision and the contribution he has made to the modern technology can never be ignored.
I am sure he’d have had several more ideas that he would have loved to materialize. But he certainly would have been proud of himself for the kind of life he has lived. His life had a purpose, he had passion and he dedicated his life to his passion. What more could one ask for? And for all that came out from his passion and dedication, the world is only thankful.