Sunday, November 21, 2010

Still a Student

"The key thing to remember about me is that I'm still a student. I'm still in boot camp. If anyone is reading any of my thoughts, I'd keep that in mind. Don't take it all too seriously. If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you've done and whoever you were and throw them away. What are we, anyway? Most of what we think we are is just a collection of likes and dislikes, habits, patterns. At the core of what we are is our values, and what decisions and actions we make reflect those values. That is why it's hard ... being visible: As you are growing and changing, the more the outside world tries to reinforce an image of you that it thinks you are, the harder it is to continue to be an artist, which is why a lot of times, artists have to go, "Bye. I have to go. I'm going crazy and I'm getting out of here." And they go and hibernate somewhere. Maybe later they re-emerge a little differently."

- Steve Jobs,
February 1, 1985


  1. Jobs is a smart dude. If he does go into hibernation, I hope he doesn't emerge so different that it renders his action figure obsolete. I hated when, as a kid, I would collect toy wrestlers and then they'd get a haircut or change their gimmick and I'd be stuck with an out-of-date toy.

  2. Nah, he'll wear those black mock turtlenecks, jeans and white running shoes until they have to wheel him off the stage at Moscone Center on a gurney.

    Even then, he'll probably raise one hand and say "One more thing..."


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