Today, the world lost a lot with Steve Jobs’ death. This loss, though, symbolizes something high school students are just coming to grip with: change.
Think for a second. In a modern high school student’s lifetime, there have been a lot of deaths. Just a few of the better known include Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Lee Roy Selmon and now Steve Jobs. The world was a different places before these people. Each one of them, and many others, made contributions to culture, technology, communities and much, much more.
I’ll admit, the idea of a world without Mr. Steve Jobs seems odd to me. My iPhone and Macbook are two of my most prized possessions, and the impact they have made on countless lives across the globe is enormous. Innovation and creativity are two adjectives almost synonymous with Jobs’ name. So, what now?
Jobs announced his resignation from Apple CEO months ago, but it was the fact that he was still alive that kept people believing. As long as Jobs was up and well, Apple would be okay. His death forces society to accept coming changes.
Change can seem terrifying. No one can say for certain what the future will bring without Jobs around, but fear comes with some perks; the surprise in seeing positive changes are always pleasant. This all plays into the scheme of our world and the constant evolution we are undergoing. Accepting this change and moving with it is essential to survival.
Don’t be afraid. Jobs’ death is a part of an always-changing world, but the future is like an iPhone, growing brighter with every update.