By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Monday, October 31, 2011

What If? Thinking of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs while presenting the iPad in San Fr...Image via WikipediaThe facts as I have read and heard them about Steve Jobs in various media outlets:

1. Born in 1955 to an unwed graduate student;

2. Put up for adoption and adopted by parents he adored;

3. The rest is history.


Now, what if this "unwanted" 1950's pregnancy had happened 20 or 30 years later? 

Would the unborn child that was to become Steve Jobs have made it alive out of the womb?

How many lives that could have done as much or more as Steve Jobs have been snuffed out before they had a chance?

You would think that even our calculating, money-obsessed "Ben Franklin" mentality would take notice of the cost.

 Has anyone else taken notice of what these facts imply?

Update:

The other titan of the new media age (but still living) is Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com. Guess what? He was born in 1946 to a teenage mother who decided to keep him. After a brief marriage to his biological father, she remarried--to a Cuban immigrant by the surname of Bezos; and, from all indications, a stable, happy family life ensued. What if this teenage mother had become pregnant, not in 1964, but in 1984? Would Amazon's chief be around today?
Image representing Jeff Bezos as depicted in C...Image via CrunchBase

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