This was sent to me by a friend reflecting on the sad death of Apple Founder Steve Jobs. I think it is worth sharing.
“We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?”
At the passing of Steve Jobs, Apple founder and business mogul, we learned a new “i” word – iSad. People immediately began texting, tweeting and facebooking “iSad” and other messages as a way of expressing their grief over the loss of the man who has changed the way we experience the world every day. Ironically, many of these messages were on devices that were Steve Jobs creations. There is no question that Jobs has “made a dent in the universe”. This visionary has changed most of our lives, and brought us just what we needed, before we even knew we needed it.
The question we need to ask ourselves is are we using the gifts that Steve Jobs has given us, and technology for that matter, for the greater good? Is technology bringing us closer together or creating a vaster chasm than was there before? The answer is yes and no. We can keep up with friends across the country in an instant via Facebook and at the same time we have to text someone in the very same room just to get their attention. We support each other by “liking” things, and yet a negative post or photo can be devastating or even deadly. We have all of these time-saving devices and apps, and yet what are we saving time for? Is it each other? Is it to make the world a better place? The answer is different for each of us.
We live in an amazing time where technology is cresting and we have a choice to make. Are we going to use the gifts that we have been given to make the world a better place? Are we going to embrace technology from a place of divine love, so that we can ” have life, and live it more abundantly?” Are we going to love and support each other with every text and every tweet? It is our responsibility now to safeguard the legacy of Steve Jobs. We must do what we can each day to make a difference and make the world a better place and put a “dent in the universe” by doing something wonderful. Or at least do our best to do so every day.