The talent born with me must be useful, I can earn back all the wealth even after I spend it all. 天生我材必有用，千金散尽还复来。This is a really famous quote from Chinese poetry fairy Li Bai’s poetry.
Many people feel stressed, depressed, useless sometimes in their life. I would like to introduce “The talent born with me must be useful 天生我材必有用” to their lives. There’s a common saying in Chinese that flowers can not bloom 100 days, and humans can not have 100 good days. It simply points out that life is going up and down, and we face challenging situations from time to time. Li Bai, the poetry fairy in Chinese history was well-known as an amazing pomes writer, who aim to become a successful governor to help the king that never had his dreams come true. However, he uses his talent to write us so much great poetry and build us a cultural heritage. This amazing quote I’m using for today’s blog is from one of his poetry.
I have fought a thousand battles, but I’m still standing. I have cried a thousand tears, but I am still smiling. I have been broken, betrayed, abandoned, and rejected, but I am still walking proudly. I smile, I laugh, I live life without fear and I love hard although I fall, again and again, I am real, and I am me! I’m here standing, fighting, trying because I believe that the talent born with me must be useful! I don’t know you, and I believe in you as long as you give yourself a chance. I am so grateful and lucky that I have support when I’ve been lost, it’s amazing for the supports we receive while we didn’t see any lights in our life. Some days we are warriors. Some days we are a broken mess. Most days, we are a bit of both. And every day, we choose to make a heaven or hell with our talent. Those who work, who build, who support others choose to use their talent to create heaven on earth. And those who scam, who steal, who harm others are using their talent to build hell on earth. I suggest you ask yourself “Have I used my talent with the right choice?” Some people might think I am hilarious that I believe if those scammers use their talent to invest, we will have more billionaires and fewer traumas on earth. I believe thieves can become magicians, bring people joy instead of tears and anger. I believe when people are willing to give each other more support and help, fewer people will go crazy and stop hurting others, etc. Each human being is unique and has our own talent, and we can find out our talent, build a better life, as well as lift up others.
Ludwig van Beethoven, who suffer from deafness in his late period of life extended his innovations in musical form and expression, created the most amazing classical music “to celebrate the memory of a great man”. Mention by Wikipedia. Ludwig van Beethoven shown us the heroic style with his talent. Why should anyone give up when we are facing hardship?
Luo Yong Hao (photo on the right), a Chinese entrepreneur & internet celebrity, who was in 600 million debts with failed business work so hard to pay off his debts in 3 years. I have high respect for him. He answer in the TV show to those who said shame on him, he mentioned that he will do any jobs to earn money to pay his debt although those who borrowed money from him didn’t pay him back. He stands on his ground and shows us the right way as a wealthy man, an amazing human being without effect by those useless judgments. Don’t allow others’ judgments to stop our talent!
Jin Xing, an amazing Chinese ballerina, modern dancer, choreographer, actress, transgender celebrity. She mentions that she has worked many different jobs in the past to support her dreams, and she never feels shame about it because it is just life, she told us that when people who work hard at young ages will have a better life when they grow elder. Jin Xing has a lot of courage and talents that not many have, and I think we should all learn from her courage.
Xu Zhi Sheng, a comedian from laughing fruit who uses his “Ugly Violent” and heavy accent brings many joys to people. People laugh at him for almost 2 minutes when he got up to the stage, and laugh even harder when they heard his accent. He doesn’t feel sad, and also said that “The talent born with me must be useful 天生我材必有用” since he doesn’t even need to open his mouth to earn laugh while others are trying so hard. He even shared his sad experience about attending a job fair that people reject him with signs “Good Looking, No Accent” as a job requirement makes him feel like it’s just against him to get a job to exchange people’s joys. Even Xu Zhi Sheng who has a challenging life is able to find a way to use his talent and bring joy to the world, why any of us don’t stand up and choose the best way to use our talent?
I understand life is rough, and many have made mistakes in life. And yet, we still can make our choice today to share the positive and create heaven earth instead of building hell earth. May all of us believe in ourselves, use our talent for goodness in the future.
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