Uncle Iroh & His Top 15 Words of Wisdom! | Avatar: The Last Airbender | NickRewind

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So, Toph thinks you give
pretty good advice. And great tea. The key to both is proper aging. It is important to draw wisdom
from many different places. If you take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale. Understanding others,
the other elements, and the other nations
will help you become whole. This city is a prison. I don’t wanna make a life here. Life happens wherever you are,
whether you make it or not. Perfection and power are overrated. I think you are very wise
to choose happiness and love. What are you doing? I’m mugging you! – With that stance?
– What? What are you talking about?
Just give me your money, old man. With a poor stance, you are unbalanced and you can be easily knocked over. You must let go of your feelings of shame
if you want your anger to go away. But I don’t feel any shame at all. I’m as proud as ever. Prince Zuko, pride is not
the opposite of shame, but its source. True humility is the only
antidote to shame. You’re fishing for an octopus, my nephew. You need a tightly woven net or he will squeeze through
the tiniest hole and escape. Sharing tea with a fascinating stranger
is one of life’s true delights. It is usually best to admit mistakes
when they occur, and to seek to restore honor. When I’m through with you kids, the window won’t be
the only thing that’s broken! But not this time. Run! People see me and think I’m weak. They want to take care of me. But I can take care of myself, by myself. You sound like my nephew. Always thinking you need
to do things on your own, without anyone’s support. There is nothing wrong with
letting people who love you help you. Not that I love you, I just met you. The stomach is the source
of energy in your body. It is called the sea of chi. Only in my case,
it is more like a vast ocean. [laughing] You start stirring up trouble, we could lose all the good things
that are happening for us. Good things that are happening for you. Have you ever thought
that I want more from life than a nice apartment
and a job serving tea? There is nothing wrong with
a life of peace and prosperity. I suggest you think about what it is
that you want from your life, and why. I want my destiny. What that means is up to you. I know what you’re gonna say. She’s my sister and I should
be trying to get along with her. No. She’s crazy and she needs to go down. Sometimes life is like this dark tunnel. You can’t always see the light
at the end of the tunnel. But if you just keep moving… You will come to a better place. Have some tea while you wait. [groaning] This tea is nothing more
than hot leaf juice. Uncle, that’s what all tea is. How could a member of my own family
say something so horrible? What are you doing here? I was just about to
ask you the same thing. What do you plan to do now
that you’ve found the Avatar’s bison? Keep it locked in our new apartment? Should I go put on a pot of tea for him? First I have to get it out of here. And then what? You never think these things through. This is exactly what happened when
you captured the Avatar at the North Pole. You had him and then
you had nowhere to go! – I would have figured something out.
– No! If his friends hadn’t found you, you would have frozen to death! I know my own destiny, Uncle. Is it your own destiny or is it a destiny someone else
has tried to force on you? Stop it, Uncle.
I have to do this. I’m begging you, Prince Zuko! It’s time for you to look inward, and begin asking yourself
the big questions. Who are you? And what do you want? [yelling] What would Uncle do? Zuko, you have to look within yourself to save yourself from your other self. Only then will your
true self reveal itself. [sighing]


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