In one’s life journey, which part of it is really significant or important to oneself? Or should I say impactful? Childhood? Youth? Prime? Or the Golden years?
A majority will say it is their youth and some will even say it’s their childhood..! However one looks at it; the factors occurred or happen could influence one’s outlook in life! I am also very sure that none of you are yet in the Golden years bracket, right?
What is youth? Some say youth is in the age bracket of 16 to 25 years..and yet others say between 12 to 19. What say you? Han Geng says youth is to live straightforwardly, meaning “directly”. Or in other words, have a positive attitude, live with vigor and zest, embrace it!
“Remember the past, Love the present, look toward the future, never forget, always forgive, don’t regret decisions, live every day as if its your last“.- Nishan Panwar
I think this quote aptly describes Han Geng’s attitude and purpose in life. He tried to live his life with what he was dealt with. He worked his way up and become the person that he is today. Of course, we couldn’t rule out his fans in his climb to success. The way he lived his youth has inspired many of his fans. The successful results also motivate his fans to be like him, work hard, be diligent and have integrity.
This graph is taken from Wiki, and it shows his successes from the year 2010 to 2013 (present)
|2010||04/11||Meng Niu Music Billboard Awards||Most Promising Newcomer||Won|
|8/21||Meng Niu Future Star Festival||Children’s Favorite Male Singer||Won|
|10/18||10th CCTV-MTV Music Awards||Won Mainland Most Popular Male Singer||Won|
|12/19||Meng Niu Newcomer Awards||Best Newcomer||Won|
|12/29||Tencent Star Awards||Male Singer of the Year||Won|
|2011||01/08||China Power Fashion Awards||Most Talented Male Singer of the Year||Won|
|01/19||Sina Network Awards||Male Singer of the Year||Won|
|01/21||Sprite Chinese Music Awards||Best Male Singer of the Year||Won|
|Favorite Idol of the Year||Won|
|Golden Melody of the Year: Heartache Notebook||Won|
|02/07||Baidu Entertainment Hottest Awards||Golden Song of the Year – My Logo||Won|
|03/19||Eastern Billboard Annual Awards||All-Round Entertainer of the Year||Won|
|Golden Song of the Year: My Logo||Won|
|04/09||Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards||Most Popular Newcomer||Won|
|Singapore 100.3 Radio Most Dedicated Song – My Logo||Won|
|Top 20 Golden Songs – Say No||Won|
|04/11||11th Meng Niu Music Billboard Awards||Most Popular Male Singer of the Year||Won|
|04/15||15th Channel [V] Music Awards||Won Mainland Most Popular Male Singer||Won|
|04/24||Music Radio China Top Chart Awards||Most Popular Newcomer||Won|
|Best Mainland All-Round Artist||Won|
|Top 15 Golden Songs of the Year – Say No||Won|
|05/05||L’OFFICIEL HOMMES Fashion Star Award Ceremony||Music Scene New Power||Won|
|06/24||China Mobile 5th Wireless Music Ceremony||Artist of the Year||Won|
|Most Popular Singer Search Term||Won|
|12/04||BTV Influential People of the Decade Ceremony||Most Popular Idol Singer||Won|
|2012||04/08||12th Meng Niu Music Billboard Awards||Most Popular Male Singer of the Year||Won|
|08/21||11th CCTV-MTV Music Awards||Won Mainland Most Popular Male Singer||Won|
|11/11||MTV European Music Awards||Best Asian Act||Won|
|Best Asia and Pacific Act||Won|
|Best Worldwide Act||Won|
|12/08||China Mobile 6th Wireless Music Ceremony||Most Popular Male Artist of the Year||Won|
|12/29||20th Chinese Music Charts Awards||All Around Artist of the Year||Won|
|Best Male Stage Performer||Won|
|Golden Song of the Year – Wild Cursive||Won|
|2013||03/24||Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards||Favorite Asian Act||Won|
|04/14||13th Top Chinese Music Awards ||Best Album Production – Hope in the Darkness||Won|
|Best Dance Music Singer||Won|
|Best Dance Music – Clown Mask||Won|
|Best Music Video – Clown Mask||Won|
|Mainland’s Most Popular Male Artist||Won|
|04/18||17th Channel [V] Music Awards||Avant-Garde Influential Asian Artist||Won|
|Best Music Video – Clown Mask||Won|
He is not vindictive but determined to prove himself to others.
He is not ungrateful but appreciative by not forgetting his past.
He is not living loosely but positively by taking all opportunities.
He is not regretful but thankful by living up to all his decisions.
He is not arrogant but confident by sharing his blessings to others.
Many still misunderstood him even now when they watched his youth documentary.. Many still can’t shake off the past. Many are still resentful towards him. These are the people who have not lived as Han Geng lived. These are the people who are too set in their thinking that even if there is a slight change in the wind they would start to panic and lash out at others because of the fear and uncertainty in them.
Han Geng is as ordinary as you and I. His family resources were just average. He used what he had and turned it to his advantage! I am sure he didn’t think that he would come so far in these three years after he became solo. We too don’t know what the future is in store for us unless we know what we want in life and work towards it. This was what Han Geng did and left the results to “fate”. His dream was to become an actor and a good one…look at the road that he has to walk on to reach that goal. From ethnic dancer to singer to actor and along the sidewalk interspersed with other hats that he has to wear!
Let’s watch the documentary to better understand him and if not at least know him better. Try to be in his shoes and feel the emotions that are coursing through him each time he talks about his youth. Learn to improve your life circumstances from him.
I don’t know how many of you out there are still in your youth. I hope that you can live your youth to the fullest, free-spirited and responsible with no regrets!
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