Updated: Feb 19, 2020
If we speak about the ones who dared to step over their boundaries, Bruce Lee is definitely one of them. He left behind an unspeakable legacy.
He was not only stretching his own limitations, but also he stepped out of the formalized structure of martial art and created his own unique style.
He was supposed to follow the rules but he exceeded them. He learnt them, and overrode them.
'Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is essentially your own.' He said.
He praised individuality in a community-based society, where conformity is the etalon and acting different is punishable.
He praised the individual over any kind of classification of nationality, race or religion. And for that belief, he was attacked.
He was forced to fight and protect himself since his early childhood and he used that situation to his own advantage and became a warrior and developed his unique style.
"When you find yourself in a room surrounded by your enemies you should tell yourself: 'I am not locked in here with you, you are locked in here with me.'"
Warrior in his body, warrior in his mind.
His philosophy and his unique way of thinking highly exceeded his time and his society, and it was able to reshape the mentality of thousands.
"Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
A3, color pencil drawing