I cried like a baby
A friend of mine texted me after a phone conversation I had with him:
“You sounded so cheerful today. Didn’t you know Steve Jobs died?”
“I know, and I cried. I cried a lot. But not out of sadness.”
“What? You’re happy??”
In all my adult life, my reaction to bad news has been to steel myself. Sometimes I even react with anger. I’ve almost never cried because something bad happened.
But I do cry when somebody truly inspires me. Every major talk I’ve seen delivered by Steve Jobs has been inspirational to me. Every major talk of his has made me cry. Nobody else has ever had that effect on me.
His death simply reminded me of his life. I was inspired like never before. I cried like a baby.