On this day in 1973, Bruce Lee died at the age of 32.
Though he was not here long, the mark he left behind is still fresh over three decades later.
Personally, I’ve been a Bruce Lee fan since I was a kid. He was possibly the first role model I had who wasn’t my mom or dad.
When I was younger, I admired Bruce Lee because he was a bad ass and was the first person I saw who I thought was “really cool.”
I still feel that way, but as I get older there are other things that I respect and admire about Bruce Lee that I didn’t know where important when I was a kid.
Today, Bruce Lee reminds me of the importance of hard work, persistence, and having the guts to pick yourself back up when you get knocked down, and when it comes to someone trying to achieve their fullest potential in mind, body and spirit, he couldn’t be a better example to follow.
Please join with me today in honoring this man for not only showing us the beauty of martial arts, but for also opening the door for us to see the beauty of Chinese culture. The world would not be the same without him.