Water

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

Bruce Lee

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When I was still a kid I used to hang out at the apartment next door where my cousin (from my father’s side) used to live. He was a Bruce Lee fanboy and he had a lot of books about the famous martial artist.

He also had volumes of Jeet Kune Do-related books. Every time I would visit his house I would always scan through the pages and be fascinated by the photographs illustrating the various principles of discipline, strength, and fluidity.

I’m not a fan of martial arts, but I’m very much at awe knowing that we do not need any weapon to kick someone’s ass. Our body will suffice, and I do not only mean physical prowess, but the other senses (physical and common) as well. Hell you can kill someone with your eyes: a condescending stare, if done properly, could initiate an insane brawl. Trust me. I had witnessed something like this.

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The tongue is a dangerous blade, as it can cut through anyone: from soldiers to politicians to ministers to kings. If wielded with irresponsibility, it can slice through the soul of your relative, or lacerate the wrist of your friend.

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Be.

Like.

Water.

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