You can change the world

Today marks 10 years since Steve Jobs passed away. When my kids feel unsure of themselves I use the quote below to encourage them to be better and grow beyond their expectations.

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 inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. 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. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

Apple has a nice remembrance video on their homepage today that also includes this quote.

Update: the video is now posted on YouTube -…

Nate Bird @nate