The new Time Magazine Cover——Jet Li

The lower you put yourself on the priority level, the happier you become

——Jet Li


Jet Li, the world well-known Chinese Kongfu actor, became the new Time magazine cover.  Not only because his achievement on movice industry, but also the contribution to charities, to devote his streight to make the people in need a better life.

Seven years before, at the age of 34 — when he stood upon the summit of the Chinese film world but had yet to venture into international markets — Li was already having existential ruminations. “I started thinking about life,” he says. “I started wondering what it is people want. Is it money, power or fame? Is it to see yourself in TIME?” Over the next seven years his fame increased exponentially, but he was unable to completely enjoy it and ended up engaging over 20 different Buddhist teachers. “The main idea taught by the different kinds of Buddhism,” he says, “is that the lower you put yourself on the priority level, the happier you become.” Surveying the wrecked lobby of his Maldives hotel, Li recalled this lesson, and decided that philanthropy — a thing he had vaguely imagined doing in retirement — was not something that could be indefinitely deferred. Three years later, he had cleared his film commitments and established the One Foundation.

Want to read the entire passage?  Go to see The Liberation of Jet Li

Dec 2nd, 2008 | Posted in Information
  1. sunyitudou
    Dec 6th, 2008 at 15:30 | #1

    The pursuit of happiness has never stopped..Maybe,the simpler,the happier.

  2. Dec 8th, 2008 at 15:34 | #2

    Yup. maybe~

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