This was featured in a Casey Neistat video that I watched this morning….but to only show the Casey Neistat video would make me look pathetically obsessed with Casey Neistat videos….so I showed the actual video that Casey Neistat linked to instead.
It’s a good thing to not look pathetically obsessed with anything.
Who wants to be pathetic?
Steve Jobs….talking about what “life” could be if we didn’t have a preconception about what life held for us.
I’ve been listening to James Allen while I drive around on the mail route lately.
The guy who wrote “As a Man Thinketh”?
You know that guy?
Steve Jobs brought us the Ipod.
EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT STEVE JOBS.
How many know about James Allen?
The thing about it is that James Allen seems to say just as much or more that wakes me up and makes me think, “Hey!!” as Steve Jobs.
James Allen has been gone for quite a while.
He didn’t invent any Ipods.
He wasn’t a rich and powerful inventor.
And…..JAMES ALLEN ROCKS!!
But…so does Steve Jobs, too….even if, from some of the stories that I hear about him, he could be kind of a jerk.
Maybe the real “secret to life” is recognizing that even if somebody isn’t famous or powerful….or even, like James Allen, a famous author….even if they’ve only lived a life of “quiet desperation”…these people have something to say about what the real secret of life might be.
Maybe that’s the secret?
Believing that every one of us….no matter how humble….or, even better, because they’re HUMBLE…has something of value to contribute.
But getting back to this Steve Jobs stuff….knowing that the walls that we think box us in are really only an illusion is a huge lesson to learn.
Our potential is huge if we can get around (or over) our fears and
preconceptions misconceptions about what life allows us.
I’m really just trying to psyche myself up.
I have to drive my loop again soon.
Same old, same old.
I need psyching.
There is a lot of good in the world….and a lot of opportunity.
And….whether it’s Steve Jobs or James Allen or some quiet “nobody” (aha….what’s that?)….people often have interesting things to say about the “meaning of life”.