A Poem by Steve Jobs

I’m sharing this poem with you from the editor of the TAGT Tempo Magazine. It reminds us to look forward to the wild and crazy ride of our future thanks to those gifted and talented individuals in our world!!

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 praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent.
They imagine.
They heal.
They explore.
They create.
They inspire.

They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that has never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.
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.


  1. BiBiana said:

    Simply beautiful, all is true

    January 2, 2011
  2. Leah R said:

    I have never read this poem beofre, but it truly is at the heart of gifted learners and what they do! Amazing! It spurs me on and reminds me that there are more talented individuals in our schools than are recognized. The whole child needs to be observed and not just in a paper/pencil assessment!

    January 18, 2011
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  4. Mia said:

    This is just wonderful, a beautiful piece. He was truly a genius.

    December 20, 2012

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