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  • Hey guys! People calculate how much money they need for retirement.

  • But have you ever considered how many abilities you need in order to live a decent life?

  • The answer is simple. I don't know. How would I know?

  • But I have heard in a speech that a person can and should acquire up to a thousand abilities in a lifetime.

  • Including your specialties, your professions, languages, music, arts, sports and so on.

  • I've done the counting myself and I'm pretty sure that I'm less than halfway there.

  • The good thing is learning is a lifelong journey and as the old Chinese saying goes

  • which actually meansyou're never too old to learn.”

  • And we're not old yet.

  • I wanna share with you a metaphorical story about learning.

  • Once upon a time, there was a prince in a prosperous kingdom.

  • Now the prince was very handsome, versatile, and moreover rich as

  • very rich.

  • The prince was looking for someone to share and spend the rest of his life with.

  • So one day, he disguised himself and walked into the civilian world.

  • Eventually he met a village girl who was young, beautiful and sweet.

  • And they fell in love with each other at first sight.

  • However, days and weeks went by,

  • and liking each other was somewhat different from living with each other.

  • Seeing her as the future queen, the prince wanted to share every aspect of his life with the village girl.

  • Hey, sweetheart. You know what. The other day I found a beautiful valley in the mountains.

  • I wanna take you there. Let's go hiking today.

  • Mmmhiking is tiring, I don't wanna exhaust myself.

  • Then how about let's go to the beach? We can swim in the ocean together. That would be romantic!

  • Hm… I can't swim, I might drown. Nah

  • Mmmok, let me think. Yesterday I wrote a song, I'll sing it to you and afterwards we can sing it together!

  • Mmmm… I really don't understand music.

  • Let's go horseback riding!

  • Dangerous.

  • Let's go pick flowers!

  • Allergic.

  • Let's go skiing!

  • Then we'd have to walk up the mountain top, same thing as hiking, honey. Besides I don't ski.

  • In the end, the prince found out that he couldn't share his life with the girl

  • 'cos she never took the time to invest in herself.

  • So, sadly the prince left.

  • As for the village girl, she missed out on her once in a lifetime chance to change her life forever.

  • How many opportunities have we lost?

  • And how many times have we didn't get to enjoy something because we weren't prepared beforehand?

  • In other words, not having the relevant skills in advance.

  • When you and your friends go out to play basketball, the more you've got game, the more you can enjoy it.

  • It's really hard to enjoy something when you suck at it, right?

  • Like I never get to enjoy basketball. Really!

  • When you're at an art gallery, the more you've learned about art, the more you can understand and appreciate the artwork.

  • The more languages you speak, the better the chance of you meeting more people, making new friends, having access to more information.

  • In order to master our lives, make it easy, and enjoy it to the fullest, we need to keep on building ourselves by learning skills, knowledge, ways of living.

  • And the most important of all, it's about living life itself and that is something they don't teach you at school.

  • You are like a car. Upgrading your engine system to drive faster and safer.

  • You're like building a house.

  • You'll be living in either a hut, a detached house, a mansion, skyscraper or castle,

  • depending how much effort you've put into it in the first place.

  • Make yourself. Make yourself so that you can live life to the fullest.

  • Simply put. If you know how to sail, then the wind and waves are your best friends. If not, they'll consume you.

  • The more we don't learn, the more we get cold feet engaging the world.

  • The more we do, the more we enjoy.

  • Peace!

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Hey guys! People calculate how much money they need for retirement.

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    Icrt Jr Lee posted on 2018/02/17
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