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October 18, 2011

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart, and intuition.” French existentialist Jean Paul Sartre could not have articulated this better than Steve Jobs did at the Stanford commencement in 2005.

But Jobs not only said it, he lived it; and the results were stunning. As Andy Crouch noted in a recent Wall Street Journal piece, while so much got worse in the last decade, personal technology got better -- far better than few had even imagined. But Jobs imagined it, and then brought it into reality.

We can thank Steve Jobs, as many have done, but who do we thank for him and his abilities? If his own philosophy is correct, there’s no intelligent creator to thank for Jobs’ creative intelligence. Even for us Apple faithful who waited for each new Jobs announcement, that's a bit too much to believe. For, I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Steve Jobs: The Secular Prophet
Andy Crouch | The Wall Street Journal | October 08, 2011

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