Sunday, November 8, 2009

To My Youngest Son

Dear James Ross:

Thank you for letting me push the envelope in how I raised you.

I love you forever and always, Mom

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 praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.

They invent.
They imagine.
They heal.

They explore.
They create.
They inspire.
They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.
While some 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.

Originally from Apple Computer — a 1997 television ad.
About the television ad (on Duncan’s TV Ad Land)
Movie of the 1997 “Think Different” ad
Movies of many Apple ads (for “Crazy Ones” see “Think Different”)

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful writing Kay! Love the tributes to the kids