Mastering the Art of Impressive Social Skills and Conversations | Invaluable Life Advice from Dasan Jeong Yakyong
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "절대 만만하게 보이지 않는 처세와 대화법 | 다산 정약용의 주옥같은 인생조언" by 인생을 바꾸는 지혜
TLDR Cultivate self-confidence, respect, and positivity through mindful words and actions, in order to lead a successful and fulfilling life.
If you treat others carelessly, they will treat you the same way.
Don't be swayed by others, be strong on your own.
Don't let small changes in the situation sway you easily, like the surface of waves being blown by the wind; instead, stay grounded like deep water that remains undisturbed even by strong winds.
"Doing is the right attitude in life, but don't push yourself too hard. If you try to force a big item in a small box, it will break." - It's important to take action in life, but also to find a balance and avoid overwhelming ourselves with excessive ambition.
"Words weigh more than I thought...they cause resentment and bring disaster."
Sitting upright with correct posture can improve judgment and clarity of thought, even when facing challenges or troubled emotions.
Accumulating good deeds is the key to obtaining breadth and confidence in life.
Striving for excellence doesn't mean being perfect, but rather continuously working towards improvement and not giving up.