We have all seen the famous quote: “Don’t believe everything you see attributed to me on the internet — Abraham Lincoln”
Well Bruce Lee is also very abused and misquoted. We often see this supposed quote from him on click bait on FaceBook —”Stop wasting time in playing a role or a concept. Instead, learn to ACTUALIZE YOURSELF, your potential.” That is not what he said and in my mind diminishes what he did say:
In life, what more can you ask for than to be real? To fulfill one’s potential instead of wasting energy on [attempting to] actualize one’s dissipating image, which is not real and an expenditure of one’s vital energy. We have great work ahead of us, and it needs devotion and much, much energy. To grow, to discover, we need involvement, which is something I experience every day — sometimes good, sometimes frustrating. No matter what, you must let your inner light guide you out of the darkness.