In September 28th 1997 the world first saw the
commercial: “Here’s to the Crazy Ones” By Apple.
It was a commercial featured many of the world’s greats! Each one of these icon at some point of their lives were consider: misfits, rebels, troublemakers and even crazy… But all of them have big dreams and passions in their hearts. Every one of them marched to the beat of their own drums. Today nobody would call them crazy. Today they are Heroes!
The commercial featured footage of:
Albert Einstein, smoking a pipe
Bob Dylan, moving to his harmonica
Martin Luther King, at the end of his Washington speech
Richard Branson, shaking champagne
John Lennon and Yoko Ono singing
Buckminster Fuller demonstrating the Bucky Ball
Thomas Edison thinking
Mohammed Ali dancing for the press
Ted Turner boxing the air with a smile
Maria Callas blowing a kiss
Mahatma Gandhi smiling
Amelia Earhart arriving
Alfred Hitchcock speaking
Martha Graham dancing
Jim Henson puppeteering
Frank Lloyd Wright walking by his home
And it ends with A child dreaming.
In the voice of Richard Dreyfuss:
Here’s to the Crazy Ones.
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 quote them, disagree with them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing that 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 hasn’t been written?
Or, gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
We make tools for these kinds of people.
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world,
are the ones who do.
Even if no one else seems to see your vision…Remember the people you just saw? They didn’t care! What was called crazy at one time, now are genius.
Go and march to the beat of your own drum. If you march long and hard… you too, can change the world.
Cheers to the Crazy ones.
Imperfect Action is better than No Action