Young Steve Jobs Once Said Something Profound About Other People Not Being Smarter Than You

One of the many things I love about the Internet is that it preserves little gems like this. Steve Jobs’ legacy is a massive thing, of which this clip is a wonderful little piece. I hope it resonates with you as it did with me.

(Except that thing he says at 0:42. To that I reply: “Easy for you to say, Mr. Jobs!”)

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Steve Jobs: So the thing I would say is when you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money, but that's a very limiting life.

Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact and that is everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you, and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

And the minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change, you can mold it, that's maybe the most important thing is to shake off these erroneous notion of life is there and you're just going to live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.

I think that's very important. And however you learn that, once you learn it, you'll want to change life and make it better because it's kind of messed up in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again.

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This video is a clip from the film "Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur," which was produced by the Silicon Valley Historical Association. You can watch the full film on their website.

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