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What Bruce Lee can teach us about living fully | Shannon Lee

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Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized Talk recommendations and more. Most of us know Bruce Lee as the famous martial artist and action film star -- but he was also a philosopher who taught "self-actualization": the practice of how to be yourself in the best way possible. In this inspiring talk, Bruce's daughter Shannon Lee takes us inside the mind of her father, exploring how to use his philosophy in your daily life to achieve profound personal growth and make a lasting impact. Get TED Talks recommended just for you! Learn more at http://TED.com/signup. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. You're welcome to link to or embed these videos, forward them to others and share these ideas with people you know. For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), submit a Media Request here: http://media-requests.TED.com Follow TED on Twitter: http://twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/TED
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A R Y (2 days ago)
For me she reminds me to MJ when she talks...
Cabeson_El_Rey (17 days ago)
She really studied her fathers teaching's amazing Shannon god bless yor beautiful soul
TimeRider762 (21 days ago)
Bruce Lee said "Always be yourself" He was an actor and although it may seem he was contradicting himself, considering actors by nature play people that are not themselves, but Bruce aspired to be an actor, as well as a Martial arts master, and so was still being himself...
Wilson Ip (30 days ago)
David HAILSTONE (1 month ago)
No wonder she was so rightfully angry about Bruce Lee"s depiction in Tarrantino's recent movie. Bruce was very much involved with many people shown in that movie, and all we see is a Bruce Lee punk parody being beaten up by Brad Pitt. I know this history well. I was so angry. No wonder she spoke out about it. Hollywood never changes.
Roger Gomes (1 month ago)
Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee Murdered!!
Ayam Nobadi (1 month ago)
I'm sure her father is proud of her wherever he is.
Random Ideas (1 month ago)
Am I just dumb or did she just talk about nothing for 11 minutes?
bala murugan (1 month ago)
White Americans killed both the Lee's.
Daniel Kalibete (1 month ago)
"Our how is an expretion of Our why in every what" powerful quot❤️
Joni Kruz (1 month ago)
No one will ever surpass Bruce Lee
xmz70 (1 month ago)
Live fully, die earlier.
vương truyện (1 month ago)
Lm sao để hiểu lời cô nói nhỉ
RG Fleuridor (1 month ago)
How are you? You are how.
lil bahadur chetri (1 month ago)
My childhood inspiration Legend Hero Bruce Lee the martial artist is missed by whole world, but his daughter Shannon has revived the memories of great Bruce Lee, thank you Shannon Lee for keeping the legacy of Bruce Lee alive.
Target SSC (1 month ago)
Not you only feeling his presence even the whole universe feeling his presenceyah wholehearted love from South India and from whole India
Target SSC (1 month ago)
Shanon lee you are not a daughter of died legend you are a daughter of living legend Bruce Lee
Brian el (1 month ago)
I highly recommend learning from Jesus from a non-religious perspective. Changed my life.
jef cult (1 month ago)
She looks like her father in the way of speaking.. She speaks with clarity and strength. It was a job well done!!! Congrats
Jonathan (1 month ago)
I find it disloyal of her to neither mention Simon Sinek nor his work while one can clearly see that she partially drew inspiration from him.
steve hightower (1 month ago)
She is Bruce lee!
Y Hideit (1 month ago)
Walk On. !
Keric Wu (1 month ago)
Great teachings inherited by your father! But you also have great points of your own as well 😁
Peacock (1 month ago)
Very good talk! But she should dress up like a Kongfu trainer. We all love Bruce Lee!
H. Sharath Kumar (1 month ago)
Simon Sinek's Golden Circle.🙂
Sasu Attiogbe Redlich (1 month ago)
fragmentation @ Teal Swan
les Venola (1 month ago)
Wise like her father is and bringing that wisdom into the world for us, what an amazing family ❤️❤️❤️❤️
IndoHati Carol (1 month ago)
Such a great man...RIP Bruce Lee ❤🙏🏼He left this world too soon.Nice to hear from his daughter .👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻
daniel ross (1 month ago)
Stop talking about Bruce lee and see his daughter standing before you She is a light and with wisdom Stop focusing on her dead father please
daniel ross (1 month ago)
Wow She's awake
The Cookie Channel (1 month ago)
BRUCE LEE!!!! Thank you.
Razmig Kechichian (1 month ago)
Who killed Bruce lee ? Or who poissoned him ?
nura bako (1 month ago)
My name is nura and my friends call me “nura lee” because of how I always talk about “Bruce lee”
Jing Li (1 month ago)
Its great to see her come out to talk about her fathers philosophy.
Mike Dorsey (1 month ago)
Powerful! Very wise perspective
STING RAY (1 month ago)
He died too young. Pity
C Cooper (1 month ago)
This talk deserved a standing ovation. It was so deep, meaningful, and life changing!
TheAwakenedINFJ (1 month ago)
8.46: One cannot attain enlightenment. "One", as one perceive oneself to be, has to get out of the picture. There is No one to attain enlightenment. You are already it, but thinking yourself to be the body mind.
SAMUEL LOMGKUMER (1 month ago)
The way her lip shapes while speaking and her head moving reminds me of Bruce Lee
TheTelekon (1 month ago)
Keevin Tamplin (1 month ago)
Bruce is one of my heroes. I feel like a little kid talking about him. Everyone I know loves him. Black, white, Latino... Rich or poor... He's what you call a Citizen of the World. Bruce's legacy transcends language, race, or nationality. I could only hope to be half the man he was. P.S. Shannon Lee needs to have my baby. 😍😍😍
kay sineth (1 month ago)
How lucky we are to see this. I felt like he is still alive.
furman dilip (1 month ago)
Happy Birthday The legend
Mr. Scoot Scooter (1 month ago)
Flow like water.
間瀬雅世 (1 month ago)
お誕生日🎂🎊🎉おめでとう㊗️ 79歳 どこかの星✨で会いましょう
Robert Meyer (1 month ago)
Bruce Lee is someone l always looked up too. I think the way he lived was inspiring because he put his soul and spirit into everything he did.
Michael Howell (1 month ago)
R Hood (1 month ago)
Your father was my hero as a little kid he was a very inspirational man thank you for sharing your inside view of your Dad
Fredy Bats (1 month ago)
I wish Bruce Lee would inspire you to get in shape...
jiggy sixx66 (1 month ago)
I am a fan of bruce lee. I bought and read his book. He inspired me to take up martial arts. He inspired me to practice and live by his philosophy. He is a true master and legend. Bruce is still with us in our hearts.
jiggy sixx66 (1 month ago)
RABIN RAI (1 month ago)
Kalagenesis Radio (1 month ago)
So hot
malik gilmore (1 month ago)
“ Don’t think , feeeeeeel”
Wadv Wanishi Fir Tribe (1 month ago)
When she said "as his student" ..allergies
Josva The Noble Fool (1 month ago)
And he can teach us about dying too young as well. Know your limit, stay within it.
parampampam (1 month ago)
Imagine your dad is Bruce Lee...
Real Talk (1 month ago)
She is beautiful and has her father's mannerisms.
derloyalebrudi (1 month ago)
INDIAN ALLIANCE (1 month ago)
Why am I here? How can I honestly express myself? (How I am?) What I am? Answer these 3 questions in sequence and you'll be yourself. But remember, honestly. ;)
Flono McFlooneyloo (1 month ago)
At 3:00 'Don't go out and find a successful personality and try to duplicate it'. This is exactly what all the BL fans have done. BL did this with Jiddu Krishnamurti. He was not a unified person. He had a terrible temper, he cheated on his wife. He was somewhat delusional thinking he was the best fighter when he never fought and had no fight record and his chin was untested. So this whole talk is nonsense. She is obese and is just milking the legend with her merchandising. She is not a lean, mean living machine as she depicts. She has no business giving advice to others.
samanta akemi (1 month ago)
Fabulous - Bruce Lee forever 🙏🏻🇧🇷
bikash biswas (1 month ago)
i love bruce lee...my master
Roger Nguyen (1 month ago)
Her mind and attitude are as good as the great Bruce Lee !
Pa Tero (1 month ago)
He had so much to overcome for being part Caucasian growing up in Hong Kong and an Asian in America! For all that he achieved as a Martial Artist and a Action Movie Star he should be remembered for overcoming the huge prejudice he faced everywhere he went
Chappie1030 Chappie1030 (1 month ago)
Dude what are you talking about? Bruce lee ain't caucasian fool.....
Gabriel Ahmad (1 month ago)
She’s 50...
Anthony McAlpine (2 months ago)
You are your how🔥
indradeep mastan (2 months ago)
Nice talk. Thanks!! This book summary can put more light on why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd_ZFf2XHGg
Inna Zhurav (2 months ago)
Спасибо, что напомнили, что жизнь- это процесс, мы часто забываем.) Она такая же красивая как её отец.
RICK JOHNSON (1 month ago)
I visited his gravesite this year. It was a very touching moment to kneel and place flowers on the grave of one of my childhood admirers.
M. Shambho (1 month ago)
Childhood admirers?
Harvey Mushman (1 month ago)
I was there in 1975 ....
Verisimilitude Dude (1 month ago)
He admired you?
S LT (2 months ago)
That is some deep stuff here which exercises your brain and makes your cogs turn. If I could summarize in one word: Integrity.
Quantum Optimist (2 months ago)
I wish Shannon would go into how Bruce overcame all of the adversities he faced during his life.
johndee759 (2 months ago)
Who is she talking to? Shannon Lee does not seem to address the audience in the room.
Olkeriil Remengesau (2 months ago)
Our next President Andrew Yang reminds me of BRUCE LEE! Amazing Grace! Sing it Americans!
j chan (2 months ago)
a powerful speech. Bruce Lee is an underrated and underappreciated philosopher.
j chan (2 months ago)
thank you so much, please do more this kind of talk, to espouse Bruce's thoughts. Shannon Lee, thank you.
Tyrone R (2 months ago)
The crowds reaction disappointed me a bit. I think she was wasted here
Rocky Webster (2 months ago)
Tyrone R I thought the dame thing
forbenefitofworld (2 months ago)
As daughter she should have given more information since I know from a book that he had lot if books on different martial arts and his presentation used to be a bit from few of the Arts at one go. Secondly he is very conservative with few friends. This is as I know my hero ; from India. Thanks.
Shiny Heart (2 months ago)
I wish Bruce Lee had a TED talk!
thereGoMapo (2 months ago)
Does technology enhance or hinder our self-actualization?
scasey1960 (2 months ago)
His stature is a consequence his how
BasedOmen (2 months ago)
Shannon Lee ted talk about Bruce Lee? *CLICK*
Raul Florez (2 months ago)
Seems like common sense, this generation is really brain dead. Everyone one seeks for answers but fail to realize they’re within.
MadMemeMan (2 months ago)
Maybe if you want live fully you should start with stop crying over what other People think about your Daddy bruce
Johnny Rr (2 months ago)
Funny that I love what she is saying but how she's saying it builds up some resistance in me. I'm still glad I listened to her and got the gift of what she is saying
Teymur Kerimov (2 months ago)
Bruce Lee told- Be water...
MrMaka1984 (2 months ago)
ERF is FLAT...BRUCE KNEW:::THATS WHY THEY MURDERD HIM::THEN THEY TELL A SHITY STORY TO HIS DOUGHTER:::to all of us….hey when they could to decived  whole world that we are a ball Spinning in universe...how easy for example is to decive that someone dies tragiclly..or something like that…….
Kazmin BenYahmin (2 months ago)
I'm gonna need to listen to that again.
Sylwester Grega (2 months ago)
Where you go, there you are
Yellow Rose (2 months ago)
Thank you so much for doing this talk Shannon! I know this is just a little glimmer into your father's philosophy. Just a taste to satiate the palate. Thank you for wanting to share with us, and for being kind enough to make an appearance. It's always a pleasure and we wish we could see more of you!
Wong Hon Long (2 months ago)
It is pity to the Kung Fu movie industry that there has been no more legend right after Bruce Lee.
Wong Hon Long (2 months ago)
@Kool Burn There are but what I mean is the martial art his level. We can't label those such as Tony Cha, Chuck Norris, Jackie Chen etc as legend.
Kool Burn (2 months ago)
If you're talking just the movie industry, there's a few. Bruce was more than a movie star
Brunoventura22 (2 months ago)
This video clicked on me
Daniel Argueta (2 months ago)
Mikele Bairava (2 months ago)
Absolutely an amazing video thanks
Hé Ming Way (2 months ago)
Bruce Lee the unique God of Martial Arts.
Daniel Vargo (2 months ago)
Lil Light (2 months ago)
Legend never die
Lil Light (2 months ago)
Not only train your body, but also train your mind - Bruce Lee
Nobody Unknown (2 months ago)
I used to watch a lot of Bruce Lee videos years ago when I was going through an existential crises and fell into a depression in my mid-20's. It led to me cultivating a meditation practice, flexibility & strength training, and starting to really face my fears one step at a time on a personal level. Bruce and his philosophical insight rooted out of martial arts, positive psychology, and Taoism was a big influence in my life. Thank you Lee family!
Sandwish (2 months ago)
The real question here is : what *can't* Bruce lee teach us