What Bruce Lee Taught Me

Angela and Sonja  in Wyoming

Angela and Sonja in Wyoming

I’ve loved Bruce Lee since I was a teen. As proof, I submit a photo taken of me and a friend in our dorm room at University of Wyoming.

The taller girl on the right with black hair is Sonja. I’m the shorter one with the red hair. Behind me, to the left, is part of Bruce Lee.

Bruce Lee was more than a lean, graceful powerhouse of destruction. He represented strength, flexibility and endurance. No matter how bad things got, Bruce never gave up. As long as he kept fighting, he would win.

The other day I came across a rare video of Bruce Lee telling his philosophical life principals. It’s all what I already knew, but to hear his voice say it makes it more real.

“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.”  – Bruce Lee

 

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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