Labor Day; Here’s to the Crazy Ones

Labor day is all about a celebration of work. It seems like a logical time to reflect about what has happened in the year so far and how to end it. Henry Ford said

Vision without execution is just hallucination.

Dare I stop hallucinating? As I reflect, in front of my Mac, I am reminded of the Apple Ad campaign,  “Think Differently” and poster text written by Rob Siltanen with participation of Lee Clow.

The Crazy Ones – Original

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 quote them, disagree with 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.

This Labor Day, my Mac is tool time to go turn my hallucinations into words because I am crazy enough to think I can change things.  What about you? What are your visions?

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