It’s the 35th anniversary of the Mac, which also means it is (and I can’t really believe this) the 15th anniversary of my interview with Steve Jobs on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Mac:
Well, we’ve always been very clea…
35 years ago I was a high-school senior.
>No company is perfect. No product is perfect. And no matter how hard he tried, Steve Jobs wasn’t perfect, either. However, unlike any other company, Apple strives for perfection in everything it produces. Apple is climbing a new mountain with several of its products, like the updated Maps app and Siri, and it’s going to encounter problems along the way. It would behoove us all to remember Apple slipped a few times on the way up several other mountains when Jobs led the way, too. ~ [Harry Marks](http://www.loopinsight.com/2012/10/15/perfection/)
When you aspire to be the best you will encounter two types of people. Those looking to tear you down, waiting for your every misstep so they can they can ridicule you. Those people are afraid you might succeed. Your success sheds light on their mediocrity.
There are others. These are the people who cheer you along and stick by you when you stumble and fall. Who are there to help you back up. They want you to succeed because your success gives them hope that the mountain can be climbed.