30 Things I’ve learnt – Part XIII

Water is awesome.

We humans are made up of almost two thirds water. Our planet’s surface is about three quarters water.

Water, like love, is all around. But doesn’t fit quite so well into Troggs’ lyrics.

It is beautiful. It is life-supporting. Life-giving.

It is also tempestuous. It has immense power. It can kill.

It shows the power of perseverance & determination. Water dripping on a rock will eventually wear through the stone.

It shows how adapting can help one achieve one’s goal. A river will come across many obstacles around which it has to navigate, overcome or reroute itself. But it will always reach the sea.

As Bruce Lee said:

‘Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into 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.’

And remember to jump in puddles. It’s fun.


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