April 30, 2012

The Change-Makers

"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... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but 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 ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."

Steve Jobs, US computer engineer & industrialist (1955)

I'd be quite pleased to have people say this of me when I pop the old clogs.

Rather that than "He did fuck all".

What about you?



Sackerson said...

I think many never see the difference they've made. It's why you go on regardless.

Captain Ranty said...


I think you are right.

Keep daring to be different, question everything, and say no as often as you can.

Challenge, challenge, challenge. One day you will win.


NewsboyCap said...

you may recall my disobedience regarding my failure/refusal to fill in a form.
They (the court) have now decided that I have harmed in some way the Secretary of State for Transport- SS. Justine Greening MP.
I have rejected their Judgement or Order by way of the Declaration/Bill of Right, Article 12. and Magna Carta 1215.
According to Lord Justice Laws the BoR and MC are Constitutional Statutes and may not, cannot be repealed by any later Act or Instrument.
Maybe they (the Court)will see sense eventually...Maybe not.
Many thanks to yourself and Michael of Bernecia for the inspiration and research.

Anonymous said...

that described me that does

pitano1 said...

i like to think of everyone that has the
guts to stand up,and so NO,as a butterfly.

as in the butterfly `effect`

the perfect storm IS comeing.

bollixed said...

Wise words indeed.

Birds fly because one day, many millions of years ago, an extremely bored lizard thought, "What if...?".

The job of schooling is to create schools. I prefer to swim on my own.

First they ignore us, then they mock us, then they copy us.....never forget that peeps!

Sciatico said...

Quite frankly I don't give a flying fart what people will or won't say after I croak it.

Anonymous said...


The very fact that you (and many who follow this blog) choose to question, instead of dutifully accept, the status quo, proves you are making a difference.
Humanity may see themselves as individuals but only those who behave so can call themselves so.



Xopher said...

I remember from back in the 1980s a talk entitled 'Designed in Britain, Made abroad'
A design 'expert' explained that our best designers were ex-punks who were not held back by formal design training and we had given up our manufacturing base to the Far East.
Our innovation cannot thrive when legislation in education and legislation by the educated demand obedience.
Oxford and academia have a lot to answer for and our problems start at the very top!