I came across this interesting article appropriating Steve Jobs as a natural treasure. Just as well they should do that in these times of economic uncertainty. Examining his contributions to making the Apple company what it is today, I couldn’t agree more. And yet, Steve Jobs, who’s on medical leave, can very well be fighting an uphill battle against a formidable enemy.
Time and circumstance indeed have a way of confounding even the best among us. What do we do in times like this when the barbarians are literally and figuratively banging at the gate?
What constitutes our family jewels? How do we hold on fast to our symbols and treasure chests while the world ominously shifts?
In war-torn Gaza, it’s a mother or father shielding his children with his body as mortar shells razed the neighborhood. It’s a moment’s lull in the fighting so you can take your children to a more secure place. A square meal even. Or medicine to stop a wounded family member’s infection.
Closer to home, we don’t get to stare down death itself like our brothers in Gaza. But we face a bleak landscape of continuing economic uncertainty. We have lost our homes. Jobs came next. And out the window went our little luxuries.
So we power down our consumptions. We make do with less. We compromise. But what are the things or possessions you’d hope you can totally guard against losing? Do you have cheat codes to effect your game plan?
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