“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” Steve Jobs, Apple Computers.
This quote sticks with me because it rings so true. I see so many people living in ignorance and poverty because the only excellence they see is the pretend world of movies and TV. How do some rise above this attitude and “move up” out of ghettos and abuse when others never try?
People are a riddle to me and knowing that is what keeps me from getting mad at every little bad pass, rude remark or angry confrontation. How can you judge someone who has had a completely different story as yourself? The next time you get mad because someone is slacking off or repeatedly being a jerk consider the possibility that is they way they were raised. Then you can decide whether to give them tools to better themselves or to simply walk away.
It is always YOUR choice to excel. What length of quality will YOU be?