I never thought to be asked about Steve Jobs by our Tibetan guide Tashi, but one day he asked, “Who invented the i-phone?” We answered, Steve Jobs. “He very good man.” Tashi said smiling. And he held up his i-phone and showed us the Tibetan calendar and said, “Today is Fire-wind.”
Then he pointed to some monks in the square who were using i-phones. Then to some really poor Tibetans who were also using i-phones and said, “We cannot afford the real one’s we are too poor—but we get these cheap copies.” Then Tashi said, “This man Jobs he was a Buddhist. He met with the Dalai Lama and he made sure that all Tibetan people would get software so we can know our calendar and everything Tibetan.” It reminded me of how amazing technology is. Wherever we are, we are all connected.
Today my friend, connect with other people. Send a text, an email or if you haven’t caught up with technology yet, send a letter. We are all connected and one of the best ways to be happy is to keep those connections alive and kicking.