Modern day technology allows us to access information faster than ever. More information than ever. Keeps us connected. Keeps us in touch with people half a world away.
But there is a dangerous side effect to such a high level of media consumption.
We forget who we are.
It is easy to find idols. To admire someone for who they are, how they act, what they’ve achieved.
Those who aspired to greatness and somehow defeated insurmontable odds and achieved it.
That’s the part we often overlook, mistaking admiration for aspiration, confusing an idol with a role model.
What made Steve Jobs unique and successful was the fact that there never was one before him.
If you’re trying to be like someone else, without understanding what it took for them to get to where they are now, it’s a sure way for you to slowly become nothing at all.
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