Meet Scott. Scott is one of our Rockstar Collegiate Case Managers and has been for 8 years. Here are some words of wisdom from Scott.
We were making dinner last night when the news came on that Steve Jobs had passed away. I thought, “how sad, but why do I feel so impacted by the death of a man I never knew?” As I reflected on this through the evening I was reminded of two things.
The first was that Steve Jobs had a terminal illness and had been battling it for 8 years. I was reminded that I, like so many others, also have a chronic, terminal illness. It doesn’t feel that way when one is in recovery, but I have to remember that I still have it.
The second thing I reflected upon had to do with the story of a very young Steve Jobs who approached the CEO of Pepsico, John Sculley, in order to ask him to come and run his young Apple Computer company for him. After listening to Jobs lay out his vision of putting computers in every home in America and advancing technology to make life better, the CEO asked the skinny kid in blue jeans, “why should I give up all this and take a chance working for you?” Jobs’ answer was profound. “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” Guess who resigned from Pepsico.
What resounds in me today is this. We are all here for a purpose and I am grateful to be able to work in a profession and at a facility that is changing the world, one life at a time, one day at a time.