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We Need More (Steve) Jobs

October 7, 2011 - Joselyn King
It's no great observation that we need more jobs in America.

But we also need more people like Steve Jobs -- visionaries who inspire and grow the country collectively forward, investing their thought and creativity into making lives better for all.

Jobs' death this week comes at a particularly bleak time in America ... a time when it seemed we already feared the spirit of inspiration and technologicial advancement were dying in this country.

And Jobs' passing seems somehow seems symbolic -- the death knell of an energy force that has kept America ahead of the world for many generations.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life," Jobs said in an address to Stanford University graduates in 2005. "Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Perhaps out of Jobs' death will rise someone inspired to create and innovate -- a very special skill set for which very few seem attuned.

The last time I checked I-Tunes, there wasn't an app for that.

 
 

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