When I first heard about the Crazy Ones Poster that was available for purchase it only took 2 seconds for me to hit the “Buy Now” link – I knew that it would be a great addition for my home office (or even my startup’s office) – and besides, the proceeds were headed to charity so it was a win-win in my book!
I was able to unwrap it today and I’m really thankful that I made the purchase – it looks amazing:
It wasn’t as long or tall as I had thought it would be but the size is perfect – not too large and overbearing and not too small so as to be lost among other pieces.
It was well wrapped and packaged too – it would have been terrible to receive it broken or bent!
There was the option to have just the print and not the frame but I opted for the latter – and I’m glad that I did since it saved me a lot of time having to frame it myself. I include “travel time” and all the other collateral time related to the endeavor as “costs” so I feel I made the right decision.
As I stared at it I walked through the original advertising campaign and I could see the video and hear the voiceover in my head – I thought back to when I first heard it and remembered my initial reaction: I don’t want to be like that – those people get in trouble a lot.
My, how my perspective has changed!
At the time I was just entering college and had told myself that I was going to be on “good behavior” – just fit in, make a few friends, and survive. I failed out of my Computer Science and Computer Engineering courses that same year – oh well. I guess it didn’t pan out that way!
Ever since then I’ve been looking at things differently and it’s now the only way I can see the world in which I operate. Sometime’s it’s been really helpful but most of the time it’s gotten me into a lot of trouble – but it’s always given me purpose.
I celebrate with Steve and the many others who really want to change the world. There’s still time to join us, by the way.
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 push the human race forward.
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.
Truly, here’s to the crazy ones.