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英语美文点亮智慧人生47:Poverty and Richness 贫穷与富有(MP3+双语字幕)

Ryan 于2016-11-30发布 l 已有人阅读

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One day a wealthy family man took his son on a trip to the country so he could have his son see how poor country people were.

一天,一个富有的顾家男人带着儿子进行了一次乡村之旅,他想让儿子了解乡下人是多么贫穷。

They stayed one day and one night in the farmhouse of a very humble farm. On the way back home at the end of the trip the father asked the son,"What did you think of the trip?"

他们在一家非常粗陋的农场的农舍中待了一天一夜。在旅行结束返回家的路上,父亲问儿子:“你觉得这次旅行怎么样?”

The son replied,"Very nice, Dad."

儿子回答:“非常好,爸爸。”

The father then asked, "Did you notice how poor they were?"

父亲接着问:“你有没有注意到他们是多么贫穷啊?”

The son replied,"Yes, I guess so."

儿子答道:“是的,大概吧。”

The father then added, "And what did you learn?"

爸爸又问道:“那你认识到了些什么?”

To this question, the son thought for a moment and answered slowly, " I learned that we have one dog in the house and they have four. We have a fountain in the garden and they have a stream that has no end."

关于这一问题,儿子想了一会儿,慢条斯理地答道:“我认识到,我们家里只有一只狗,而他们却有四只。我们在花园里有一个喷水池,而他们却有一条无穷无尽的河流。”

We have fancy lanterns in our garden, while they have the stars. Our garden goes to the edge of our yard, but for their back yard they have the entire horizon!

“我们的花园里有装饰漂亮的灯笼,而他们却拥有满天星星。我们家院子的尽头是花园,而他们家的后院却有一望无际的空旷视野。”

At the end of the son's reply, the rich father was speechless. His son then added: "Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we really are."

在儿子回答完以后,那个富有的父亲无言以对。然后,儿子又说道:“谢谢你,爸爸,让我明白了我们其实是多么贫穷。”

Isn't it true that all depends on the lens you use to see life?

一切在于你看待人生的方式,难道不是吗?

If you have love, friends, family, health, good humor and a positive attitude toward life, you've got everything! You can't buy any of these things. You can have all the material possessions you can imagine, provisions for the future, etc., but if you are poor of spirit, you have nothing!

如果你拥有了爱情、朋友、家庭、健康、幽默和积极面对人生的态度,你就拥有了一切!这些东西是金钱买不到的。你可以拥有你能够想象到的任何物质财富,你也可以为将来做准备工作,等等,但如果你在精神方面贫乏,你还是一无所有!

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