You are you-nique

Ana Marina, Samal by Jojie Alcantara
Ana Marina, Samal by Jojie Alcantara

“Did you know that you have big things to accomplish in life?

And did you know that those big things are getting rather dusty while you pour yourself another cup of coffee, and decide to mull things over rather than do them? We were all born with a gift to give in life, one which informs all of our desires, interests, passions and curiosities.

This gift is, in fact, our purpose. And you don’t need permission to decide your own purpose. No boss, teacher, parent, priest or other authority can decide this for you. Just find that unique purpose.” ~ Steve Jobs

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(Excerpt) 25 Years Ago Today, Steve Jobs Bought Pixar

On February 3rd, 1986 Steve Jobs acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm. Jobs, who was forced to resign from Apple, renamed the group “Pixar”. After some years of initial business struggle, the rest is history: Pixar is now the most successful animation studio in the world with masterpieces such as Toy Story, Up and Wall-E in their portfolio. The company  became a subsidiary of Walt Disney in 2006.

Steve Jobs and Pixar (source: internet)
Steve Jobs and Pixar (source: internet)

Thank you, Steve, for opening a whole new world to us of gadgets and gizmos.  Most of all, for helping create Pixar — and all the lovely unforgettable characters which helped my transition from childhood friends Mickey Mouse, the Sesame Street babies, to the Muppets … into your fascinating world of  CGI.

Related story: With Pixar, Steve Jobs changed the film industry forever

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2 Comments

  1. I have a bitter sweet feeling with this man. He may have introduced the best electronic product we can imagine. He is also a good opportunist to people who are simple and soft in heart. He made a name for himself as a leader and a visionary, but in the end, he died with very few friends and or in solitary. If ever he has somebody around him, maybe not due to his kindness but maybe because of his fame. We all levitate in another world unknown someday. Our legacy is marked by what we do in the past, today or in the future. Do you want to etch your name in the books of fame with friends recenting you or do you want to leave with good memories for your friends and children to talk to for years? The choice is yours. Always remember, success is not measured in fame, fortune or number of friends. It’s a deeper sense of happiness and fullfilment that makes it.

    I say this because I have served as a doctor for years in the Caribbean, and have experienced the most amazing stories about life. In the island where i work, known to be a high end destination, the medical facilities are not sophiscticated enough even to monitor a patient in need of ICU care. However, becaues of the allure of the sprawling white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, the rich of the rich fonds the place year after year.

    One time, I had one patient who had 2 health insurance policies (amounting to 1 million pounds each) and a med-evac health insurance where he can travel wherever he needs it. I had to transfer him as his case needs tertiary care immediately. However, it took me several days before he could be transferred to a tertiary care facility due to some technical issues with his policies. The man ended up in dire complications and spent months in ICU and eventually needing chronic dialysis to survive due to multiple organ failure. According to his wife, he was a previously a healthy and active man. Up to now, the family still sends me some thank you letters and an update to my patient.

    Anyway, the story is not about me. It is about life as a mystery. You’ll never know what lies ahead. It doesn’t mean that destiny comes in random. Many who just like our ancestors became as they are due to perseverance and strong will. You can choose what you want to be in the future and make sure you work hard on it. But always remember, life is more brighter if you will stand to become a light for the others. So when the time comes to see our creator, our friends will truly say…You are surely missed…

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