Friday, August 6, 2010

Unreasonable

Sometime ago Apple computer company came out with a famous advertisement called “Think Different”.



I will transcribe the voice-over for you:

“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. And while some may 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”.

These people are also called unreasonable people. The human race would not have progressed this well without these unreasonable people willing to push forward.

Some of the unreasonable people come to my mind are:

Albert Einstein

Mahatma Gandhi

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Valentina Tereshkova (first woman in space)

Pablo Piccaso

Maria Callas (greatest opera singer of the 20th century)

Dr. Joseph E. Murray (performed the first successful kidney transplant operation)

Amelia Earhart (aviation pioneer)

Yuri Gagarin (first human in space)

Roger Bannister (first human to run a mile under 4 minutes)

Muhammad Ali

John Lennon

If you want to add any unreasonable person, please include his/her name in your comment.

23 comments:

  1. Most of the great people were called unreasonable in the beginning..who believed that human could fly even..

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  2. I would like to add Ratan Tata. I think he believed in 'Nothing is impossible'and can find a place in your list.

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  3. Awesome People! Awesome post!
    Thank you for the useful info.

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  4. Thanks for your comments Samvedna. You are absolutely right.

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  5. Thanks for your comments Chitra. Yes, Ratan Tata is a good choice.

    Personally, I am on the opposite side. I believe "nothing is possible" because I have been doing nothing for the past 20 years.

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  6. Thanks for your comments NRIGirl. I am glad you found this pose useful.

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  7. Good post and a well-thought out great list of wonderful people.
    People who dared to be different.

    But the sad truth is that we rarely appreciate/encourage such people when they are among us. We tend to put them down and make them choose the trodden path-pity indeed!

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  8. Thanks for your comments Latha. you are right. We don't appreciate most of them when they are alive.

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  9. As always concise and informative post.

    By the way, a lot of people call me 'unreasonable' and a lot of people think I am crazy. Sometimes I feel low hearing that....

    I try to simplify the stuff that most people don't believe can be simplified.

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  10. Great post SG...I cannot think of anyone but was reminded of "Taare Zameen Par"...

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  11. Thanks for your comments A. I am glad a lot of people call you unreasonable and crazy. Now you are qualified to join the list of illustrious people I have mentioned in this post. Congratulations.

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  12. Thanks for your comments and complements Aparna. I am glad you liked this post. Since I am not familiar with Hindi movies, I had to "google" the phrase "Taare Zameen Par". Now I know what you are saying and I agree with you also.

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  13. SG did you know Naorosejee tata and JRD tata were the people who brought about the whole "industrialisation" in our country. JRD Tata once heard "the country that ownes iron will own gold" and thats how he created history..

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  14. Thought provoking post.I wish to add 'Lance Armstrong' for his mettle to win Tour de France despite being affected by cancer..

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  15. Thanks for your comments Sulagna. And, welcome back. Long time no see.

    Thanks for the info on JRD Tata. So Lakshmi Mittal owns all the gold. No wonder he has the most expensive house.

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  16. Thanks for your comments Rahul. Lance Armstrong is an excellent choice. Why didn't I think of that!

    He won the Tour de France not once or twice. He won 7 times. And that too consequtively from 1999 to 2005.

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  17. Mother Teresa!! Awesome post!!

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  18. Thanks for your comments Kiran. Same reply I gave to Chitra. Ratan Tata is a good choice.

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  19. Thanks for your commens Swatantra. Mother Teresa is an excellent choice.

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  20. I cannot think of a name. And I wish there were more to add to the list.

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  21. Thanks for your comments Radha. I am glad you liked this post.

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  22. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is the first on my mind!

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