C'est la Vie – comme ci comme ça

September 6, 2010

卢森堡(120)- 摘录

Filed under: Daliy life — hitzws @ 10:08 PM
杰夫.贝佐斯(Jeff Bezos)在普林斯顿毕业典礼的演讲 – We are our choices.

1. Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy — they’re given after all. Choices can be hard. You can seduce yourself with your gifts if you’re not careful, and if you do, it’ll probably be to the detriment of your choices.
2. I didn’t think I’d regret trying and failing. And I suspected I would always be haunted by a decision to not try at all.
3. Will inertia be your guide, or will you follow your passions?
4. Will you follow dogma, or will you be original?
5. Will you choose a life of ease, or a life of service and adventure?
6. Will you wilt under criticism, or will you follow your convictions?
7. Will you bluff it out when you’re wrong, or will you apologize?
8. When it’s tough, will you give up, or will you be relentless?
9. When you are 80 years old, and in a quiet moment of reflection narrating for only yourself the most personal version of your life story, the telling that will be most compact and meaningful will be the series of choices you have made. In the end, we are our choices.

1. 聪明是一种天赋,而善良是一种选择。天赋得来很容易-毕竟它们与生俱来。而选择则颇为不易。如果一不小心,你可能被天赋所诱惑,这可能会损害到你做出的选择。
2. 我认为自己不会为尝试过后的失败而遗憾,倒是有所决定但完全不付诸行动会一直煎熬着我。
3. 你们是被惯性所引导,还是追随自己内心的热情?
4. 你们会墨守陈规,还是勇于创新?
5. 你们会选择安逸的生活,还是选择一个奉献与冒险的人生?
6. 你们会屈从于批评,还是会坚守信念?
7. 你们会掩饰错误,还是会坦诚道歉?
8. 你们会在严峻的现实之下选择放弃,还是会义无反顾地前行?
9. 在你们80岁时某个追忆往昔的时刻,只有你一个人静静对内心诉说着你的人生故事,其中最为充实、最有意义的那段讲述,会被你们作出的一系列决定所填满。最后,是选择塑造了我们的人生。

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