Here's To The Crazy Ones: Let's Emulate


There's a lot to be said for not fitting in.

And an old one-minute Apple commercial featuring black and white video footage of people who broke the mold really says it all.

It includes (in order of appearance) Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Branson, John Lennon, R. Buckminster Fuller, Thomas Edison, Muhammad Ali, Ted Turner, Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Hitchcock, Martha Graham, Jim Henson (with Kermit the Frog), Frank Lloyd Wright, and Picasso.

There aren't as many women in the video as there should be, but the commercial ends with a young girl opening her closed eyes, as if to see the possibilities before her.

I believe that when more young girls are encouraged to open their eyes to possibility and to pursue their dreams, however crazy those dreams may sound, the world will be a much better place to be.

"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently.

They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them - about the only thing you can't do, is ignore them....because they change things, they push the human race forward.

And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."


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