Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks vs. Steve Jobs
Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks caused quite a stir last week when he discussed the negative impact of Apple CEO’s Steve Job’s legacy:
Rabbi Sacks explained:
“The consumer society was laid down by the late Steve Jobs coming down the mountain with two tablets, iPad one and iPad two, and the result is that we now have a culture of iPod, iPhone, iTune, i, i, i. When you’re an individualist, egocentric culture and you only care about ‘i’, you don’t do terribly well.”
So this is what I was wondering…
While I agree with Rabbi Sacks’ comments about society as a whole becoming more self-centered and selfish, I also think that most of the
JewishMOMs I know suffer from a LACK of the egocentricity that Rabbi Sacks condemns.
The moms I know, in general, are giving so much to their families and spouses and communities and jobs, that they desperately need some more “i” in their lives.
They need more time to take care of themselves, to express themselves, to uplift themselves through connecting with Hashem and the Torah.
But I also know from past times I have written about this need for self-nurturing that many of you see eye-to-eye with Rabbi Sacks: you believe that JewishMOMs also need to be encouraged to get away from the “i,i,i” and focus more on the u,u,u: their kids, their husbands, their communities.
So, what do you think, JewishMOM? In your own life do you think you need to work on more “i,i,i” or more “u,u,u”? Would you and your family benefit more from you giving more to YOURSELF or to OTHERS.