奥巴马写给女儿的信:停止在做的17件事(深度好文,双语珍藏版)

2017-04-15 14:21:49    作者:对路网    文章分类:儿童知识


这是一封细致入微的家书,摘自美国现任总统贝拉克.奥巴马亲笔撰写的——《赞美你,奥巴马给女儿的信》


这篇文章非常感人,贵为总统的奥巴马给女儿的信亲切、自然、朴实、没有大话、套话,说的全是家常,17条建议都非常具体、每一条都可以做得到,每一条都有益,行文的语气没有作为父亲或者总统的“谆谆教导”,从“不在外面吃饭”这类小事,到“这个世界是一个完全由大家分享的世界,你所做的每件事都会影响到别人”这类普世价值观,奥巴马都说得贴切,自然,优美。这次特别推出中英文对照版,希望在学习与做人方面,对您有所裨益。


以下为正文——


奥巴马写给女儿的信:停止在做的17件事


  Life is short. It may feel like it takesforever sometimes, but the realityis that you live, and a short time later,you die. It happens so quickly, manypeople don’t even realize they had a lifeuntil it’s already over.


  生命如此短暂。我们有时候觉得生命怎么也走不完,实际上,你现在活着,过不了多久,就会死去。人生真是转眼一瞬间的事情,很多人到临死前才意识到这一生已经结束。


  1.Stop Doubting Yourself
  停止怀疑自己
  If you don’t believe in yourself, nobodywill. Success starts in your mind,and if all you’re doing is putting yourselfdown and predicting failure, it’llbecome a self-fulfilling prophecy. Insteadof doubting yourself, thinkpositively. Not only will you be happier and moresuccessful, you’ll spread it toeveryone around you.


  如果你自己都不相信自己,那没人会相信你。成功源于你的头脑,如果你所做的是不断地看扁自己,预言着未来的失败,这就真的会成为现实。与其怀疑自己,不如积极的考虑问题。不仅会让自己更加开心和成功,你还能够感染到周围的人。


  2.Stop Being Negative
  停止消极
  Now that you’re done doubting yourself,stop doubting others. You don’t likewhen people are critical of you, so stopbeing critical of others. Think abouthow you make other people feel – even ifyou have good intentions, people don’tike hearing negativity.


  现在你不要再怀疑自己了,也别再怀疑身边的人。你不希望被人对你挑剔,那么也不要再去挑剔身边的人。想想你给别人带来的什么样的感受吧——即使出发点是好的,别人也不想听到那么多消极的事情呀。


  3.Stop Procrastinating
  停止拖延
  I don’t feel like procrastinating right now– I’ll do it tomorrow. When youprocrastinate, you remain stagnant. Whateveryou’re putting off doesn’t go away;resolve the problem, and move on. You’ll bemuch happier in the long run.


  我现在不想做,还是留到明天吧。一旦开始拖延,其实你已经停滞不前了。你拖延的事情不会自行解决。解决问题,继续前行吧。从长远角度来说你会更加快乐。


  4.Stop Being Mean
  不要那么刻薄
  It’s completely possible to step onsomeone’s toes without meaning to – ithappens all the time. There’s no need topile on by purposefully doing meanthings, so make a conscious effort to stopbeing mean. If someone wrongs you, letit go. There’s no need to seek vengeanceunless that’s the type of person youwant to be.


  无意踩到别人的情况真的有可能会发生——常常会发生。但没必要去处心积虑地做一些不好的事情,所以要有意识地让自己不要那么刻薄。如果有人对你无理地对待,随他们去好了。没必要去报复,除非你也想成为那一类的人。


  5.Stop Eating Out
  不要在外吃饭
  Eating out is the biggest waste of money.Every so often it’s nice to treat yourself, but eating out for every meal isthe quickest way to drain your bankaccount. Learn how to cook at least ahandful of foods you enjoy: It’ll save youmoney, keep you healthier, andoccasionally impress people.


  在外面吃饭真的非常非常的浪费钱。也许每次对于你而言都是一次犒赏,但每顿都在外面吃反而是花光积蓄的最快方式。至少也去学学怎么做一些自己喜欢的菜:既能省钱,还能让你更健康,还会让其他人眼前一亮。


  6.Stop Being Lazy
  不要再偷懒
  Lazy people are annoying – it’s likepulling teeth getting them to doanything. If I can’t do something as simple asgoing to a movie with you withouthaving to factor in an hour of convincing youto get your lazy butt out of bed,I’d rather go alone. People have enoughtrouble motivating themselves; don’t makeyour friends and family waste theirvaluable energy motivating you as well.


  懒人真的很招人烦——得像赶驴磨墨一样逼着他们做事情。如果我想跟你看一场电影,却不得不花一个小时说服你起床,那我宁愿一个人去看。给自己动力都不是件容易的事情,就别让朋友和家人浪费宝贵的精力再来给你动力了吧。

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