Are You Crazy Enough To Think You Can Change The 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 quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
 
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
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.
 
-Steve Jobs

Wisdom from The Guest House by Rumi

This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

  • Rumi

After some recent disappointment and embracing all the thoughts and emotions around it, I am definitely feeling the deep wisdom in these words.

Does the poem resonate for you now?  Or perhaps you can see some past event that was “clearing you out” for better things to come?