5 Things We Learned About Love From Steve Jobs

first_img Tweet Share Share 38 Views   no discussions LifestyleRelationships 5 Things We Learned About Love From Steve Jobs by: – October 11, 2011center_img Sharing is caring! Share Steve JobsMy first experience with an Apple product was in 2003, when my parents got me one of the old-school bulky iPods for Christmas. For a music lover, it was hard to believe that after years of carrying around tapes or CDs, you could haveall your songs in one little device — little did I know just how little it would get once the nano arrives. That Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who died today, Oct. 5, 2011, was a visionary on a large scale is undisputed, but it’s the small-scale personal ways in which he has affected all of our lives that really resonate. And not just by making our lives more convenient with his products, but by inspiring us to live better with his own life. Yes, Steve Jobs has made important contributions to the world of love and relationships. The 2005 Stanford University commencement address he made that everybody’s quoting on Twitter is full of proof. Here is what we’ve learned about love from Steve Jobs:1. Don’t give up on love. After getting fired from Apple when he was 30 years old, Jobs was clearly devastated. “But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.” Don’t ever give up on love, even if things go wrong in one relationship.2. Love can come during times of greatest adversity. Being fired from Apple freed Jobs to enter “one of the most creative periods of my life.” During the next five years, he started two companies and “fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife.” He and Laurene had a wonderful family together.3. You have to find what — and who — you love. “I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”4. Don’t settle for second-best. “Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”5. The most satisfying relationships get better as time goes on. “And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”So as I type this on a MacBook Pro, I try to imagine what life would be like without love and without my iPod. It would be unspeakably bleak and miserable. Thank you, Steve Jobs. Rest in peace.Written by Natalie Gontcharova for YourTango.last_img read more

USC coasts to blowout win over Lehigh

first_imgThree days removed from an overtime nailbiter at Vanderbilt, the No. 10 USC men’s basketball team coasted to an 88-63 victory on their home court against Lehigh on Wednesday night.Junior forward Bennie Boatwright led the team with 19 points and 11 rebounds, his first double-double of the season and third of his career. Four of USC’s starters scored in double digits, and senior guard Jordan McLaughlin finished with 5 points, four rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Against Vanderbilt, McLaughlin scored 35; but on Wednesday, he showed his adaptability and USC showed its ability to win in various ways.“Jordan doesn’t care about scoring,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “He knows he can score, but our team needs him to be a playmaker, distributor and scorer when he has to (be) and he’s fine with that role.” While McLaughlin did not score prolifically, his seven assists catalyzed USC’s multi-pronged offense. The team assisted 24 of 33 field goals.“We all can shoot and we shared the ball,” sophomore guard Jonah Matthews said. “We showcased that tonight.”Mathews had his best game of the young season with 18 points and seven rebounds. He led the Trojans with four 3-pointers, and the team shot 12-of-26 from beyond the arc.Equally as impressive, the Trojans held Lehigh, a team that averages 30 three-point attempts per game, to 7-of-28 from downtown and 25-of-70 (35.7 percent from the floor. Lehigh’s two leading scorers, guards Kahron Ross and Lance Tejada, combined for 43 points; however, Enfield was impressed with his team’s backcourt defense. After switching Mathews to guard Ross in the second half, Ross scored only four points.This coming Sunday, the Trojans face their biggest test of non-conference play against No. 16 Texas A&M. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. at the Galen Center.last_img read more