Ok, I’ll stop with the iJokes.
Steve Jobs has left the building. Hmmm, what to think about this? I read some very interesting posts on FB about his passing (I know quite a while ago) and took some time to ponder about this. Some images include that dashing pic of him:
And of course, there was another pic where there was a profound statement which caught the eye of many: “One man dies- millions cry. Millions cry, no one cries”. Naturally the picture depicted many African children starving, dying, crying. Here it is:
After doing some thinking (which I do on a regular basis), I analyzed what I thought about the while matter. Are we mourning for no real reason at all? Do people have the right to criticize this man’s work and what he brought to the world etc? Here’s my 2 cents:
Steve Jobs did something with his life. He was a failure (to some) on his life journey, but built an empire. Learning, making mistakes and learning some more. He inspired others- with his words, with his own reflecting in his experiences. He stood for what he believed in. Again, he made mistakes. Apparently he was human.
Looking at the fact that so many people die every year, every day in fact, people of all nations experience some sort of suffering. (Not only Africa). I actually found it somewhat offensive that the image used to catch my attention was what Africa was represented as. Maybe I was just being overly-sensitive. It was an ugly picture. That’s point number 1.
Secondly, I am certain that as many people are dying (1 million as the picture states), many, many more are crying. Instead of complaining about what Steve Jobs (1 man, as the picture states) didn’t do, why don’t we invest in ourselves and stop the crying- and help our own people from dying. It’s not one man’s Job to to save the world.
Wii, as Africans seek answers elsewhere. Wii even love to buy products from elsewhere.
Wii, as Africans, look to the West (and East) to solve our own issues.
Wii need to help ourselves.
And it starts with us, investing in the human capital we have here- in the young leaders and change-makers we have here.
Let the man rest. He did his Job. Pun intended. Twice.
Now do yours- and make things happen.