Good evening folks. Wanted to take a quick break from the political news updates just to get some things out there for the people. In addition to writing and heading up this blog, from time to time I guest lecture in classrooms on different historical and political topics. Tonight was one such night. I talked about the U.S. Civil War to a class of about 25 students tonight, and kept a free flowing kind of discussion vibe while providing information to the class at the same time. While time was short, and I didn’t get a chance to speak on every point that I placed in my outline, I did get a good conversation going about history and why much of it is sanitized.
While the conversation did veer off into talking about Wall Street, finance capital, and Herman Cain (The class brought him up, not I- I swear) I took it in more than one way. It means that people are really thinking about things that are going on out here. But none of this that I am saying explains the title of this post. So its time to hop to some type of explanation.
When I got home, I found out that Steve Jobs passed. I was like damn. Everyone knew he was sick, but I thought he had more time than that. It just goes to show that tomorrow is not promised to us. Steve Jobs was a pioneer, he did what he loved. Technology was his domain. Even though I have never had an Apple product, I definitely recognize the influence. Earlier in the day, I found out that civil rights icon Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth passed as well. Its important to do what you love.. what sets you on fire. You never know when this wonderful gift from God we call life will be taken away from you. So everyday, I move towards living in my purpose, and struggle like mad to keep in touch with those close to me in spite of a loaded schedule.
We never know when we will be called home. So while we are here, its important to do what we are meant to do. I love to read.. but I love to teach even more. I hope this will push you in the direction of your passion. Take care.
Rest In Peace Steve Jobs and Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth.
Marc W. Polite