Internet’s new charming mentor, Keanu Reeves is simply a great individual. Neo from Matrix fighting for his reality turned into a killing machine John Wick is having almost a career renaissance. People love Keanu not only because he’s an A-grade movie star but also because he is a nice man. Social media feed is full of posts talking about the greatness of Keanu Reeves which people cannot scroll through. Unfortunately, all these haven’t led to a great life. His daughter died at birth, his sister got diagnosed with Leukemia.
He has seen it all – riding a subway back from work, shared public transport with travelers, opening up charities anonymously, gave away 70% of his Matrix earnings to the movie’s special effects team, and many earthy doings. He is Hollywood royalty!
So, here are 10 quotes by Keanu Reeves that will give you a different perspective on life;
Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger.
We all face unwanted situations at some point in life. People are tempted to think that in an ideal world there would be no adversities and will get all the winning cards. But just be thankful for your daily hardships because you know how quickly the cement dries before you could even draw what you wanted.
It is incredibly empowering to know that your future is in your hands.
“Make your life a mission – not an intermission.” Arnold H. Glasgow, American humorist. You should ask yourself a few questions: “Am I pleased with where I am in life? If I continue doing this for the next five, ten, or twenty years what I will get and what will I do with that.”
Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, so live today!
Do you see these people behind me? They are rushing to work and not paying attention to anything. Sometimes we get caught up in our daily lives that we forget to take the time out to enjoy the beauty in life. It’s like we are zombies. Look up and take your headphones out. Say Hi to someone you see and maybe give a hug to someone who looks like they’re hurting. Help out, someone. You have to live every day like it’s your last. What people don’t know about me is that I had depression a couple of years back. I never told anyone about it. I had to fight my way out of depression. The person who was holding me back from my happiness was ME. Every day is precious so let’s treat it like that. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, so live today!
Art is about trying to find the good in people and making the world a more compassionate place.
The nature of art is to feel other people. As you become more proficient in finding positive aspects in other people, you get better at seeing positive aspects of yourself. That is compassion, it should come naturally.
Sometimes enemies are our best teachers, people can learn from their mistakes, destruction sometimes means rebirth.
There is a famous saying—make wise enemies than fool friends. Enemies help us know the reality, mistake warns not to make it twice, and destruction leads to re-create something. Confront the situation, use your situations as fuel, and remain equanimous.
Grief changes shape but it never ends.
Grief is a heavy burden for anyone to bear. One should never live in a world free of pain. Learn to put a smile on the face and keep moving forward. That’s the way you respect yourself.
Sometimes simple things are the most difficult things to achieve.
Your friends can touch their nose with their tongue but you can’t. Most of them are capable of isolating their ring finger—move the middle finger on the forefinger. One of them may have the talent to sneeze with his eyes open, but you blackout all the time.
Try to be wrong once, in a while, it’ll do your ego good.
The ego is a defense mechanism. It’s like your shadow. The shadow itself is neither good nor bad. However, the size varies when the sun rises or falls. To raise confidence in you, you must down your ego.
I was also raised to treat people exactly how I would like to be treated by others. It’s called respect.
Always give more than you get. Only when you respect yourself you are able to offer respect to others. Maintain your integrity, keep your promises and treat better than you get.
The person who was holding me back from my happiness was me.
You are the result of your doings. Every emotion that you reflect is the consequence of your deeds. Be true to yourself. It’s better, to be honest than to be impressive. It will help you to cultivate your nature.