Passion Moves the World


Something about special people always moves me. That something is passion.

Steve Jobs was from the beginning in the middle of a revolution that completely changed the world. At that time, it took real courage and burning passion to push for ideas that most people didn’t understand – and yet everyone uses today.

I admire him for keeping the passion alive over the years. His push for quality inspires me. I watch his keynotes because of how he talked.

Most people think of Apple when they think of him. I am not one of their fans, and I believe Steve Jobs created something even better than Apple. He was the artisan who unleashed the creative people of Pixar to create wonderful, touching animated movies: “Finding Nemo”, “Ratatouille” and “Wall-E”, to name just some of my favourites. I for one am very grateful for his gift.

He is an inspiration for me, even though he left us too early. I know something he had moves many other people.

That something is passion.

We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. –Steve Jobs

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