Celebrity David Beckham has a tattoo with a philosophical meaning. This is a Chinese proverb. It reads "Death and life have pre-determined appointments; riches and honor are from heaven" 『生死有命,富貴由天』. His etching received numerous media attention. The press praised Beckham for being "thoughtful at tattoos", that he "doesn't just rush in".
Although Beckham's etching has won applause worldwide, I feel that his writing tattoo can be improved. In particular, the meaning leans towards pessimism and inertia. I know that Beckham is a great athlete. He has an accomplished sports career. Stardom commands that he deliver success all the times. If I were to do Beckham's tattoo I would choose a positive meaning. It would convey optimism, progress and action. Here are my suggestions.