To the Chinese people, bamboo is a symbol of virtue. It reflects people's souls and emotions.
Bamboo is viewed as a symbol of traditional Chinese values. It is an example of the harmony between nature and human beings. Ancient Chinese people designated the plum, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum as the "four gentlemen", and pine, bamboo and plum as the "three friends in winter". People think its deep root denotes resoluteness; its tall, straight stem represents honour; its hollow interior modesty and its clean and spartan exterior exemplify chastity.
Ancient Chinese literature held bamboo in profound esteem. This explains why there are so many writings and paintings dedicated to the plant throughout history.
Bamboo culture always plays a positive role in encouraging people to hold on when facing tough situations.
The title was inspired by a Bruce Lee quote:
"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind."