Sunday, 19 April 2015

生存是技能,生活才是目的! Survival is "Skill", To Live Life is "Objective"!


The above phrase was mentioned many times by a famous Chinese Host named Tu Lei 涂磊Translated in English as follows, although the wordings are not as meaningful as derived from Chinese character.

Survival is "Skill", To Live Life is "Objective"!

To Survive in Life……What It Means?

To survive, human beings need to acquire skills of survival. In primitive lives, it means the skills of protecting oneself against physical harm and the skills of hunting for food. In today's society, it literally means the ability to earn money for a living. It is important to note that “Having the skills of survival (ability to earn money) does not necessarily means you know how to live a life.

Ever wonder why famous celebrities commit suicide?

For instance, from International stars such as Robbin William, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain to Asian ones like Teresa Teng, Leslie Cheung etc. These artists not only have loads of money, they also have fame and being admired by millions! Why commit suicide?

They acquire skills of survival BUT NOT skills of living life. 

Another example is pop star Michael Jackson who did not commit suicide, but he practically struggle to “live his own life” till his death. 

To Live Life......What It Means?

While survival skills is a pre-requisite to living, it does not automatically means we know how to live a life and be happy. In my opinion, aside from the skills of survival, “Living Life” probably means the list as follow. 

  • Know yourself, Be yourself, Think for yourself and finally Create yourself
  • Stay healthy, energetic and keep on moving forward
  • Be positive and forward looking
  • Be open-minded and expose yourself to this world as much as possible
  • Learn to love and forgive
  • Find your love ones and more importantly spend more time with them
  • Find your best pal who you exchanged listening ears
  • Find your passion and do not wait to do it
  • Have a hobby and spend time on it
  • Never stop learning and developing yourself
  • Not afraid of failures, admit and learn from them, then climb back stronger
  • Continuous education for your next generation
  • Know to enjoy and pamper yourself
  • Stop being jealous of others, focus on achieving your own success
  • Stop living in the past, and live today without regrets!

Let’s hear from some famous people……

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." - Confucius

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."- Winston Churchill

"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

"It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project." - Napoleon Hill

"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of." - Bruce Lee

"Life is too short for long-term grudges." - Elon Musk

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln


  1. good sharing. Rolf

    thanks you!

    yes, live life to fullest!

    1. Hi Yeh,

      Yes! Need to put in hardwork also and not just enjoy. :-)

  2. Hi Rolf,

    Fully agreed with you. Live, enjoy life.

    1. Hi David,

      Thanks and let's live and enjoy both physically and spiritually. But before that a shelter with food and drinks must be built and accumulate with some strong foundations! :-)

  3. Rolf,

    Somebody is in a philosophical mood ;)

    That's good! If the physiological needs are not met, where got time to do navel gazing?

    Living a life now is the best hedge against, "Hey you botak! Ya you! I know you don't believe in me; but its product recall time!"

    1. Hi SMOL,

      Mix mix Lar... sometimes stocks-finance, sometimes leisure, sometimes philosophical!

      I super like the word BALANCE.

      Physiological needs are the most important, that's why always at top of my list.

      Product recall... yes I believe! Try 2.4km now and you will know.

      Maybe Yunnan or Beijing 101 can slow down product recall!!! :-)

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    1. Hi CW,

      Never buy Sunday times leh. What's the topic about? can share? can google...

  5. Wonderful inspirational words! Your review of Writemypaper always make to challenge myself in such a way, that my life becomes an objective.

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