Everyone loves a genius who creates wonders out of nothing. Steve Jobs was one of them (regardless of the way it is alleged he treated some people).
Genius is what mankind is all about. Without Edison, Darwin, Einstein and Jobs, mankind would be a pathetic, dull, poor and ignorant species.
Just like any other animal.
It is people like Jobs who make us DIFFERENT. We are a vitally alive, dreaming, relentlessly struggling species. We overcome life itself with our dreams and efforts.
God himself would look up to this species, one day – such are we, the humans.
Now, don't forget my key message. The system of social organisation that ENCOURAGES geniuses is known as capitalism.
No one provided welfare or charity to Steve Jobs. No foreign aid to USA.
The people of USA (and the world) paid for Steve's services through high priced products. Jobs never under-sold himself. He ALWAYS demanded to be paid what he was worth.
By the end of his regrettably very short life (he was a little less than five years older than me), Steve had created an astonishing amount of wealth for mankind. He had not only become enormously wealthy, he made millions of others super-wealthy as well. More importantly, he made millions of us more productive.
What he received in return for his output was a TINY FRACTION of what he produced.
With Steve's passing away, a major pillar of the modern IT revolution has passed. Would the world's socialists please stand up to be counted now?
Which socialist is jealous of Steve Jobs?
Which socialist would like to have taxed Steve Jobs into poverty?
Let me know your name so you can be shamed publicly as the lowest scum of this earth.
Socialism promotes ENVY. Capitalism promotes PASSION AND SUCCESS.
Let there be 1 billion Steve Jobs in India. That is my dream. And let there be PERMANENT AND NEVER-ENDING death to all socialist ideas.
Don't forget. Mankind is ALL about genius, about dreams, about passion.
Steve Jobs’s estate is estimated to be something between $6 billion and $7 billion. About 2/3 of that is Disney stock he received when Disney acquired Pixar. The rest if Apple stock. This is clearly a fractiOKon, maybe a small fraction of the wealth Jobs created for the rest of us.Yes, he made a lot of money. But he made it by making the rest of us better off. He didn’t take it from us. He shared it with us. [Source]
As we consider life in America without Steve Jobs, we might also consider just how his staggering career represents a refutation of the economic philosophy of Barack Obama.
The president believes, as he said in his speech to a joint session of Congress last month, that American greatness can best be found in collective action.
While acknowledging the roles played by “rugged individualists” and “entrepreneurs,” he reserved his enthusiasm for grand projects under the aegis of government — roads, bridges, dams, airports and taxpayer dollars assigned by the Defense Department to a project that grew unexpectedly into the Internet.
“No single individual built America on their own,” he said. “We built it together.”
Of course, no single individual built America on his own, Mr. President; whoever said one did? But the life and career of Steve Jobs demonstrates what a single individual can do in America, and only in America.
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