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【英语学习】双语美文:觉得世界不够好,那你够好了吗?

2018-01-04 10:46

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    Be yourself and you’re the world.

    I was running a few errands in my car the other day. The sun was out, the radio was playing, and I was singing along. The song was a joyful one and even my weak voice sounded good singing it. Then it happened, however. The sweet sound of the music ended and was replaced with the dreaded news break.

    那天我再车子里面处理一些事情。太阳出来了,我跟着收音机广播唱起了歌。这首歌非常欢快,尽管我五音不全听起来竟然还不错。然而紧接着愉快的音乐被骇人听闻的爆炸新闻取代了。

    I drove on while the announcer droned on. Gas prices were going higher again because of the competitive speculation on Wall Street. The race for the Presidency was getting nastier and nastier, Rioting had broken out when fans of a sports team had gone wild, celebrating their team’s championship.

    我边开车边听着广播。因为华尔街的投机竞争,燃油价格再次走高。总统选举的手段越来越下流肮脏,球迷在疯狂庆祝队伍的胜利时引发了暴乱。

    Finally, I could take no more and turned off the radio. Silence seemed preferable to listening to anything else about the crazy, competitive society we live in. I slowed down as I entered a local town and watched the people as I drove by.

    最后我再也无法忍受,直接关掉了广播。相比再听到任何其他有关我们的社会的疯狂与竞争,现在的宁静似乎让人感觉更好。我把车减速开进一个当地的城镇,看着来来往往的人群。

    A tall muscular man was helping an elderly lady out of a car and helping her position her walker so she could go into a local store.

    一个高大的肌肉男正在帮助一位老妇人下车、放好助步器,以便她能顺利走进一家商铺。

    A smiling woman was tossing birdseed into her backyard while a dozen Robins flew down to enjoy the feast being laid out before them.

    一个微笑的女人正在向她的后院撒鸟粮,一群知更鸟飞下来享用面前的美食。

    A young man was walking along, carrying his two year old daughter safely in his arms. He tickled her gently when she pulled the hat off his head and they both laughed.

    一个年轻的男子正稳稳地抱着他两岁的女儿在路边走着。女儿掀掉了他的帽子,他便温柔地挠女儿痒痒,他们都开心地笑了。

    I laughed too as I looked at all of this kindness. It felt like a glimpse of Heaven. The radio may have been off in my car, but in my heart I was still singing.

    当我看到这个温馨的画面的时候也不禁笑了。就像一瞥见到天堂。广播的声音已经从车上消失了但是我的心依然哼着小曲儿。

    In truth, this world could use a little more kindness and a lot less competition. Kindness makes us all winners in this life. Kindness reminds us that we are all God’s Children. Kindness shows us that we don’t have to beat others in this world. We just have to love them.

    事实上,这个世界可以多一些美好少一些竞争。美好的善意能让我们都成为人生的赢家。它提醒着我们都是上帝的宠儿,不需要在这个世界上打败任何人。我们只需爱他们。

    May all of your moments here then be full of kindness, love, and joy. And may your only competition be with yourself: to be the best possible you that you can be.

    愿生命的每一刻都平顺喜乐。愿我们永远都以超越自己为目标,成为更好的自己。

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