Bruce Lee on the Power of Repose and the Strength of Yielding. By Maria Popova “One should be in harmony with, and not rebellion against, the strength of the opponent.”
When he emigrated from Hong Kong to America in 1959, Bruce Lee (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) adapted the ancient Chinese conceptual martial art Wing Chun into his own version, Jun Fan Gung Fu, literally translated as “Bruce Lee’s Kung Fu,” and popularized it in America. Over the course of his short life, he became not only a trailblazing martial artist but a modern philosopher whose ideas on personal development and the cultivation of character have continued to inspire generations. On his ascent to superstardom, Lee was too poor to afford long-distance phone calls.
Instead, he turned to letters not only as a medium for keeping in touch with his loved ones and collaborators but also as a creative sandbox for fleshing out the ideas that informed his philosophy. A gung fu man rests therein, and because he rests, he is at peace. Under the heading “Yielding,” he writes: Share on Tumblr. A Man Who Just Woke Up from a 24-Year Coma Reviews ‘Jurassic World’ Thank you for arranging for me to watch Jurassic World from my hospital bed.
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Einstein looked at him with mild but genuine surprise and said, “Oh, that’s not necessary,” he replied. It’s so seldom I have one.”A guide to thinking like Einstein is not an attempt to get you to solve the universe’s next biggest mystery or find a solution to the energy crisis. Rather it is a look into the psyche of this utterly flamboyant, unique and splendid man whose thinking was groundbreakingly original. When you think like Einstein, you don’t become like Einstein. You become the best version of you. In his book, “How to Think Like Einstein: Simple Ways to Break the Rules and Discover Your Hidden Genius”, Scott Thorpe emphasizes on three powerful traits that were the basis of Einstein’s genius- change, innovation and creation. Einstein’s very first paper was on the physics of fluids in drinking straws!
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The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss. “Everyone’s looking for rules to follow, and the sooner you realize there aren’t any, the better art can be.”– Jerrod Carmichael Jerrod Carmichael is pushing the boundaries of comedy with his groundbreaking work in stand-up, television, and film.
Now just 29 years old, what this driven North Carolina native has accomplished is mind-boggling, and 2017 is going to be his biggest year yet. Jerrod stars in the hit NBC series The Carmichael Show, which he also writes and executive produces. The third season of the show premieres in 2017. In March of 2017, Jerrod will star in his second stand-up comedy special on HBO, directed by Bo Burnham. Love at the Store is the funniest standup special I’ve seen in many years, and it’s the reason I reached out to Jerrod. In the summer of 2016, Jerrod reprised his role as ‘Garf’ in the Universal comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising opposite Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Please enjoy my wide-ranging conversation with Jerrod Carmichael!