The path of self-improvement: advice from Bruce LeePictolic
Bruce Lee during his life had very much passed military service in Hong Kong, was a actor, martial artist, Director and founder of his own school of kung fu. And he went down in history as an important philosopher and thinker. And certainly he had a unique Outlook on life. We decided to share with you his wisdom. In our issue of the most brilliant sayings of the Master.
I know one thing for sure: I can't sing. Although usually tell everybody what my rich voice.
If I tell you that I'm a great guy, you'll think I'm bragging. If I tell you that I'm not worth anything, you'll know I'm lying.
The Eastern people say: "Be flexible. In life, man is soft and flexible, the death makes it tough. This applies to body and mind, and soul."
You can't win a fight with one punch. Either learn to endure insults, or hire a bodyguard. Forget about wins and losses, forget about pride and pain. If the enemy so much as scratch you, kick him. If the enemy hits you, break his arm. If the opponent will break your arm — take his life. Don't think about how to get out of the battle intact. Be ready to sacrifice everything. Even with life.
Move like water. Freeze as a mirror. Answer, like an echo. Money has no meaning as such. It is only a tool to achieve certain goals, and you need to understand that they can, and most importantly — what you can't. My father told me: "this year you have earned ten dollars. The following can make five. Be prepared."
If you don't want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today. Western education is good for one East to another. You can say, "This finger is better to do some things that are different". But the hand in any case better.
Wise gets more knowledge from a foolish question than a stupid from a wise answer.
American oak: it stands firmly on the ground, does not bend in the wind and if the wind blows stronger — breaks. The Eastern man is like bamboo: it bends in the wind, but then straightens and becomes stronger than before.
I graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle. Do not believe it, I studied philosophy there.
Collect all the great teachers in one room, and they agree about all things in the world. Collect their students — and they will argue about everything.
There is a Chinese tale. There lived a butcher, and he had a knife, which year after year remained perfectly sharp. When the butcher was asked how he manages to keep the blade in such a state, he replied: "I follow the lines of the bones. I'm not trying to cut it, break it, and somehow resist her. It will only spoil the knife." In life you need to go along the obstacles. If you try to overcome them it will just hurt.
My weight is 70 kilograms. If I fell off an opponent in three hits I'm done. I use hands and feet and beat so fast that I have to slow down so the camera caught my movement. In my very first doubles people just fell to the ground, and was completely unnoticed, as I beat them.
To break boards and bricks is nonsense for suckers. The Board will never give back.
Of course, I sometimes compromise with my wife, and eat American food. You're not going to serve steak fried rice.
My strength comes from the abdomen. In it — center of gravity, it is a source of energy.
Let's just say 99% of all martial arts is bullshit. It looks very nice, but it is not working. If a girl weighing 45 pounds attack, all she can do is punch with all his forces in one of three points: eyeballs, groin or leg. And at this point you need to tear.
If you love life, don't waste time because time is what life made.
To hell circumstances create opportunities.