(Video link here.) The other day on on Constant Siege, we found this clip of a young Steve Jobs stating one simple, transformative fact that is curiously easy to overlook:

“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”

No matter what you think of the guy, this is an amazing bit of wisdom.

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2 replies on “steve jobs: one simple fact that can broaden your life

  1. yes its true you will never be the same but to figure this out at 68 plus years is another story..it takes a boat load of courage to change it up at the end game.. keep on keeping on is all i have to say..

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