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谱写生命的乐章Write Your Own Life
Suppose someone gave you a pen —a sealed, solid-colored pen.
You couldn’t see how much ink it had. It might run dry after the first few words or last just long enough to create a masterpiece (or several) that would last forever. You don’t know before you begin.
Under the rules of the game, you really never know. You have to take a chance!
Actually, no rule of the game states2 you must do anything. Instead of picking up and using the pen, duanwenw.com you could leave it on a shelf or in a drawer where it will dry up, unused.
But if you do decide to use it, what would you do with it? How would you play the game?
Would you plan and plan before you ever wrote a word? Would your plans be so many that you never even started writing?
Or would you take the pen in hand, plunge right in and just do it?
Would you write cautiously and carefully, as if the pen might run dry the next moment, duanwenw.com or would you pretend or believe (or pretend to believe) that the pen will write forever?
And of what would you write: Of love? Hate? Fun? Misery? Life? Death? Nothing? Everything?
Would you stay in or on the lines, or see no lines at all, even if they were there?
There’s a lot to think about here, isn’t there?
Now, suppose someone gave you a life...
你最好的机遇Your Best Possibilities
Stop trying to prove how bad things are to the world. Start showing the world how great things can be.
From the same place where you slid backwards, duanwenw.com you can begin to move ahead. Whether you are in a good place or a bad place depends entirely on where you choose to go next. Where your passion and attention are consistently focused is where your life will go. Focus on the positive possibilities that excite you the most.
Don’t let your excuses continue to hold you back. Allow your effective and purposeful actions to move you forward. duanwenw.com You don’t have to save the whole world in a single bound. Small steps, taken again and again, will accomplish far more than any grandiose* scheme.
Now is the moment in which you are living, and now is the moment to give your very best to life. Yes, you can do it, so choose right now to find real joy in exploring your opportunities.
诺贝尔奖致辞(节选)Nobel Prize Speech ((Excerpt )
I decline to accept the end of man.
It is easy enough to say that man is immortal because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom1 has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking. I refuse to accept this.
I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is to write about these things. duanwenw.com It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man; it can be one of the props4, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.