Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by what you bring to life- John Homer Mills
Someone who wants to succeed has to overcome the his own greed first.
– Lu Buwei
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first time.. ^^ wow… little bit confused actually with those tweets..
it’s means that our life is not determined by what life can bring to you, but by what we can bring to our life right ? .. second one…. it’s even more confusing XDD what greed that the author mentioned ??.. JJ you need to give us explanation too…..
I personally think both quotes are akin to what you put out in life you get back. If you are sincere in what you want, are sincere in how you prepare for it, sincere in how you go about achieving it, you will be rewarded for that sincerity.
Greed for greed’s sake is not something that will last a lifetime…Bernie Madoff ring a bell? By contrast, Oprah Winfrey has made it her mission to get people to see that your intentions will reap better rewards and benefits. Also, trying to be the best person you can be. Not to mention putting out a helping hand to others is a win-win for everyone. Now, she’s the most successful woman in American media.
Aaa i see.. thanks for the explanation.. so, is that meaning that if we are sincere in doing things that we love to do.. not because of greed or anything, but because we put our emotions, sincerity in it, we will get even more better benefit from it ?
Yes, one is rewarded for one’s intentions in life. This is as it should be. 😉
he’s so deep recently after his mountain days xD
Such a deeply meaning..
what happen to JJ after they went in France he became so deep.. haha. is there something happen JJ?
Jaejoongie~ you didn’t think to become a Monk don’t you..?!?! lol..heheheheheeee 😛
big LOL !!
just visualize it !! haha x’D
So many people were surprised that he is deeper then most thought he is just reminding everyone there is more to then meets the eye very beautiful things in nature have deeper meanings JJ is our Lotus flower sorry JJ but it is beautiful and has been learned to have multiple heath advantages…
Yes, the spirit of the best of men is spotless like the lotus flower which has roots in the mud, grows throgh muddy water and appears pristine white to bask in the sunshine, spotless and clean. In other words, all that mud they throw on JJ does not adhere to him. The lotus sumbolyzes the road to enlightenment : ) that’s not what JJ was about in his quotes but I liked your example of the lotus
Just trying to remind people When he first quoted from Dorian Grey people were surprised just trying to remind them he did not get to where he is now just because of his pretty face.
I am happy to be on this journey with you and am grateful that youre sharing what you find….
Please share more 🙂
i love KJJ
“Someone who wants to succeed has to overcome his own greed first” In this world we live as social creatures and what we achieve is due to our own hard work and determination, but there are so many other people who have helped us on the way to success. If you glorify yourself and keep everything to yourself, soon those who helped you will start leaving you. It is not a new idea to JJ. He has always acknowledged the contribution of both JS and YC and even the other two to his work, the inspiration and presents he gets from fans. At Yokohama he acknowledged the other singers whose songs he sang.
I am glad JJ uses his break to read and enrich his knowlege and also lead us to understand our own deeper selves.
First quote in a more simpler form:
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you but by the attitude you bring to life: not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” John Homer Miller (1722-91) American Author.
It’s one of my favorite quotes. The ultimate source of all happiness or misery is the individual mind. Positive outlook is the key, no matter how difficult the situation may seem, if we try to look even the slightest side of it, we gain strength and courage to overcome the situation thus lessening the misery or even find it an opportunity to develop to be a better person. If a person learns to be grateful and forgiving rather than be bitter and vengeful, then the mind, going down to the heart are less stressed leading to a better state of mind. The essence of this quote is very well seen in Jaejoong’s attitude.
edit: ” if we try to look even the slightest positive side of it,… “
2nd quote: Someone who wants to succeed has to overcome his own greed first.- Lu Buwe
(Lu Buwei- The Commoner Who Became Chancellor of China
In many ancient civilizations, your social position was set at birth. It was almost unheard for a commoner to ever achieve a position of importance in a royal court. When someone did, it usually sent ripples through society and was such a massive departure from what was normal that it often caused more problems than it solved.
story about Lü deciding to change careers from commerce to government.
On returning home, he said to his father, “What is the profit on investment that one can expect from plowing fields?”
“Ten times the investment,” replied his father.
“And the return on investment in pearls and jades is how much?”
“And the return on investment from establishing a ruler and securing the state would be how much?”
“It would be incalculable.” “Now if I devoted my energies to laboring in the fields, I would hardly get enough to clothe and feed myself; yet if I secure a state and establish its lord, the benefits can be passed on to future generations.
…looks interesting, I have to do further reading to know how he arrived to that quote,
Thank you Jaejoong for inspiring your fans to some moments of reflection and learning.
Your explanation always spot on!
It is a good thing that Jaejoong understands life much better than normal as he lives in the crazy world of his own industry.
“what life brings to you” which is followed by “what you bring to life” it reminds me that almost all people think what else we can take from other people or from this world… but only few of them think what we can give to other people or to this world…
a better person is who wants to shares much more what she/he has to other person rather than takes much more from them… just saying 😀 😀 😀
lu buwei’s quote reminds me that human are social creature that is why they need to help each other to accomplish their dream..
god in heaven thx coz u sent incredible person whose named kim jaejoong in to our life. JJ thx coz u always be our inspiration.
I love our darling JJ. I don’t say enough how beautiful he is both inside and out. He is such an honest loving person, someone who has been through pain, heartache, and those who tried to corrupt him but stayed true to himself. When I face difficulties in life I think of him and remember who I am and who i want to become. Thank you for these lovely quotes dear JJ. They will inspire me and make me think.