The Oracle of Apollo Snippets from the life of Apollo Lee

Oct 05, 2011 - 17:10


RIP Steve Jobs

I’m unbelievably sorry, Steve, that I haven’t lived up to my passions and potential. With your passing, I feel like I have more of an impetus to run down my dreams with the gas pedal on the floor, like you did with every breath of your life. I’ve seen your Stanford commencement about 12 times, found myself inspired every time, and dreamed of having a millionth of your impact. I haven’t chased the dream, Steve, like you instructed us all to do. I’ve been complacent and lazy.

I feel I owe you, of all the people in the world, the most heartfelt apology for this lack of effort. You didn’t create this astonishing operating system or these amazing tools for the Lazy Ones. You didn’t approve this MacBook Pro so I could noodle away the hours looking at fail videos on YouTube or reload Facebook over and over.

So, I’m going to resolve, in your memory, to get to work. After all, you made all this so I could have a vehicle to shine with and a means to share that passion with the world. I can’t pick up your standard, but you didn’t expect me to. You gave me the tools and the inspiration to pick up my own. How dare I give back anything less than my very best effort?

Thanks for the tools, Steve, the inspiration, and the example. The world is less without you in it. Rest in peace.

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Eric R
Oct 06, 2011 - 03:10

Well said, brother. Makes me think twice about how I’ve been approaching my life’s dreams.

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