It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives which can make a difference.
Could you imagine two people more different than Wangari Maathi and Steve Jobs? A Kenyan woman and an American man. A Peace Nobel Prize Winner environmental activist and a billionnaire anti-conformist visionary businessman. A lifetime struggle standing alone against injustice and a worldwide netword made of millions of little apples. One voice for women’s rights and one face for friendly capitalism.
Wangari Maathi and Steve Jobs have nothing in common; the only reason for them to be cited here in the same sentence is the randomness of life that made them pass away 10days apart defeated by the same ennemy, cancer. We can speak long about their legacies. We can also debate long about the unethical business practices that were hidden behind the young and innovative design of Apple products.
But maybe when it comes to the death of individuals, regardless of talent, origin or success, we should just keep silent for a minute and remember that at the end, we walk different paths to reach a same destination.