Not Too Much, Not Too Little

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Money is important but it is not everything in your life. As if you are rich, you will not be satisfied with the amount of money you have now, because there is never too much money. You will aim for more and more money. It goes the same to versatility as well. For example, you think that you are smart and talented. But, if you don’t keep practicing your skills and understanding the world, you will be lack in versatility. 

There is never too much versatility or money.

There is never too little humility or thriftiness.


not to keep more money

than you actually need

at the moment in public view – 

as many will seek to relieve you of it

or turn it against you.

돈 또는 융통성을 갖는것에는 부족함이 없다. 

인간성 또는 다산성을 갖는것에는 부족함이 없다. 


객관적으로, 어떤상황에서 너의 필요이상의 돈을 

가지려 하지말아라

많은 사람들이 그것을 덜어주려 하거나

너에대해 등을 돌릴것이다.

Pause, Weigh, Analyze, Be extra vigilant

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If a million people

have already traveled a particular road,

no need to be overly apprehensive

before taking it.

If a hundred thousand

have already traversed it,

still give it thought

before traveling-forward.

If only a hundred thousand

have taken that route

assess very, very carefully

and with due caution and analysis.

If only a hundred

have ventured there,

be very concerned;

danger may lie ahead.

If only ten have taken that route,

pause, weigh, analyze, be extra vigilant,

take your time before engaging.

If absolutely no one else

has gone there before,

ask your Mom.

만약 수만명의 사람들이 

특정한 길을 이미 여행했다면,

그곳을 여행하기전에

특별히 많이 이해하려 할필요가 없다.

만약 십만명이 이미 그곳을


더 앞으로 전진하기전에, 

한번더 생각해봐라.

만약 수전명이 그 길을 매우매우

조심히 선택하고 

경계와 분석으로 선택했다면,

만약 수백명이 그곳을 매우 걱정하며


매우 걱정해라;

위험이 앞에 놓여있을 수 있다.

만약 오직 열명이 그 길을 


멈쳐라, 무게를 재라, 분석해라, 

조금도 방심하지 말아라

그것을 하기전에 시간을 가져라.

만약 단 한명도 그곳에 가보지 않았다면,

너희 엄마에게 물어보아라.


Passion and Clear Vision

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History does not belong

to those who never fail;


It belongs to those

with passion and clear vision,

who are not afraid to fail

regarding the prior generation’s example



역사는 한번도 실패해보지

않는 사람들에게 위치해있지않다;


역사는 열정과 선명한 비젼응ㄹ 가지고 있는

사람들에게 속한다,

실패를 두려워하지 않는 사람들

이전세대의 예에 의하면

최고를 선택하고,

나머지를 버려라


Being too fancy could make you to hold all of you greed, which could cause your problems and stresses. But, Being too simple could be not a good thing as well. You should have your opinion and should know what is right and wrong. In terms of being too simple, It could be as if you live your life very simply. It would be very comfortable when your life is simple, but it would not help you develop yourself potentially for your future.

According to Birnbaum, “you can be fancy with generosity, and can be simple in saying “yes”. For my understanding, we should give people our generosity as much as we can. And we should be a person who says “yes” when needed.

Don’t be too fancy;

Don’t be too simple

But, you can be fancy with generosity,

and can be simple in saying “yes”

너무 화려하지말아라;

너무 단조롭지말아라

하지만, 너는 너그러움에대해선 화려할수 있다

그리고 “네”라고 대답하는대해선 단조로운수 있다

Bountiful Spirit

Page 44

When people say everybody is equal it does not mean literally equal as in the same size, same weight etc.

People all have hopes and dreams. We all smile and cry. In terms of hopes and dreams, and smile and cry , we are equal.

Some people tend to divide humans into several categories; superior and inferior. Many researchers have tried to find and prove that certain ethnicities are superior to the others, but there is no evidence to prove that.

According to Birnbaum, “viewing all humans as gifts from heaven will advance you on the chessboard of life.” I definitely agree with it.

* * *

Viewing all humans

as gifts from heaven

will advance you

on the chessboard of life

It will enhance your soul

with bountiful spirit

But, note,

case by case,

they may be more of a gift

to their mom,

than to you

모든 사람들을 하늘에서 온

선물이라고 느끼는것은

체스판의 삶을 사는 당신을

향상 시킬것이다

이것은 너의 영혼/마음을

너그러움의 영혼과 향상시킬것이다

하지만, 명심해라,

하나하나 마다,

그것들은 너에게보다

그들의 엄마에게

좀더 의미있는 선물일수 있다.

Significance or Standing

Page 41

Enhance someone’s ‘significance’ or ‘standing,’

and you will add to your own.

Undermine someone’s ‘significance’ or ‘standing,’

and you play with fire 

누군가의 중요성 또는 지위의 가치를 향상시켜라

그러면 너는 너의 자신것을 더할 것이다.

누군가의 중요성 또는 지위의 가치를 약화시켜라

그러면 너는 불과 놀것이다.

Unique Love-Flow

Page 39

Try to get-past your Parents’ assorted

misdeeds against you in your youth Jettisoning

the stuff, will liberate you to more fully

reconnect with that invaluable and unique

love-flow (And, relax; 99% of parents

love their children – always have,

and always will.

너의 젋은 시간동안 너의 부모님들의 너에 대한

여러가지 악행들을 지나가도록 시도해라

이것은 너를 좀더 완전하고 독특한 사랑의 흐름으로

너를 해방 시킬것이다 (그리고, 긴장을 풀어라; 99%의 부모님들은

그들의 아이들을 사랑한다 – 항상 그렇다,

그리고 항상 그럴것이다

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Respect plays a key role in life, because it allows people to communicate and live in relative harmony. For example, if I respect you, even when I disagree with your opinion, I won’t make unpleasant comments or try to make your life harder. I might voice my opinion about things, but I won’t convince you to agree or follow my line of thinking. In addition, if you respect me, you’ll listen to what I say, weigh it honestly and then make your own decision. Again, you may voice your disagreement, but it won’t become a full-blown argument because we can understand everyone has different opinions with respect.

Treat someone

with full respect

– and you have a potential ally

Treat someone

with disrespect

– and you have a guaranteed enemy

Treat someone

with abuse

– and you have a lifelong mortal menace

on your case


완전하게 존경하라

– 그러면 잠재적인 동맹을 가질것이다



-그러면 너는 확실한 적을 가질 것이다


오용으로 대접해라

– 그러면 평생을 가질수 없는 위협적인 존재

가 될것이다

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Surround yourself with

Loving family

Loyal friends

(preferably from high school)

Serious allies

Talented staffers

Proven professionals

Brilliant teachers

Veteran advisors

Guiding parents

Stimulating books and media

– and ONE good Love

– (even if necessarily, sequentially)

사랑하는 가족과

따르는 친구들과



진지한 연합들

솜씨잇는 직원들

증명된 전문가들

총명한 상담가들

가이드를 해주는 부모님들

자극하는 책들과 미디아

-그리고 하나의 좋은 사랑

– (심지어 만약 필수적이게, 연속적이게)

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It is hard to have a perfectly equal give and take. The reason is that life does not provide those equal kinds of opportunities in relationships such as friends and boy friend and girl friend and even families. While you might be good at being next to your friend and listening to him/her patiently whenever your friend needs you, another friend might be more good at speaking and keeping in touch. Everyone has strengths and personality traits that play into the give and take of their friendship.

While give and take is never totally equal, you should do your best as a friend, family member, spouse to endure you’re putting all your effort to the other partner.


Surrounding yourself with people

who consistently TAKE more than they GIVE,

is obviously sub-optimal

After they have drained you of your Qi,

they will simply move on

– to their next victim

주는것보다 가지는것을 더 하는

사람들 사이에 있는것은

분명히 차선이다

그들이 너를 너의 Qi로 부터 빼낸다면

그들은 다음 희생자에게로 갈것이다

Nuri Heo on The Lost Manual | Potentialism Theory by David Birnbaum