We here at Grindr honor Steve Jobs today— an innovator and change maker, who allowed technology to be both indispensable and exciting. Steve didn’t create a world, he redefined it. Laying a foundation for us to grow upon, he enabled us to explore new ways for people to connect, making the Grindr community possible.
Trusting his instincts, Steve lived with the conscious choice to step out into the unknown. Steve once said that it is by living with the awareness of our own death that free us to be ourselves and give our gift to the world. Success, as he has shown us, grows through continued trial and effort. He showed us that genius is something that can be cultivated and fostered, and wasn’t just reserved for the special few.
May we reflect and celebrate Steve Jobs today, for fearlessly leaving behind a life that has changed the world as we know it. We carry his legacy in our drive to redefine how we connect as people.
We will miss you.
“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.”
- Steve Job