至今念念不忘,那些老辈人给过的建议
发布时间: 2017-09-18   来源: 北外网院
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这是Quora上的一个热门问题——你的爸爸或爷爷曾引用的哪些话给过你很棒的建议?

@Diane Meriwether——好评2.6K

"Some money is too expensive."

“有些金钱的代价太过昂贵。”

When I got my first grown-up job after college my dad asked me how much money I'd be willing to embezzle.

大学毕业后,我得到了成年后的第一份工作,我爸问我愿意贪污多少钱。

My dad was an aerospace engineer, one of the most straight-edge ethical men you can imagine. So I told him the truth, "You raised me to be honest. There is no amount of money that could induce me to steal."

我爸是个航天工程师,是个你能想象的那种最正直最讲道德的人。所以我告诉了他事实:“你从小教我要诚实。根本就没有什么钱能让我去偷。”

But he wasn't having it. "A thousand dollars?" he asked, "Ten thousand?"

但是他并不接受这个回答。“一千美金?”他问道,“还是一万?”

"Will I get caught?"

“我会被抓吗?”

"No one who embezzles thinks they will get caught."

“没有哪个贪污的人会认为自己会被抓。”

"Ok, so it would have to be enough to escape the country and get a new identity."

“好吧,那这些钱足够我逃到国外并且获得另一个身份。”

"Which is?" he asked.

“要多少?”他问。

"Fifty million dollars." I said. "If they left fifty million with me and I thought I could get away scout free, I might take it."

“5000万美金。”我说。“如果他们把5000万给了我,我觉得我可以逃过检查然后拿走它。”

"Excellent," he said. "Now never sell out for a box of pens and a three hole punch. If fifty million dollars is your price, never steal a penny less."

“好,”他说。“现在开始,永远不要为了一盒笔或者一个三孔的打孔机而出卖了自己。如果你要的是5000万美金,那就一分都不能少。”

另外5点建议

① "If you stand on the shores of temptation, the devil will row you a boat." I attribute this sage advice to my grandmother, but it is likely from another source. Do not put yourself in situations to be tempted.

“如果你正站在诱惑湖畔旁,恶魔会给你提供一条船。”这是来自我圣人般的祖母的建议,但是听起来像是来自于别人。别让自己陷入诱惑的境地。

② Each individual has strengths and weaknesses. Be smart enough to recognize not only your own strengths and weaknesses, but also the strengths and weaknesses of others.

每个人都有优势跟劣势。聪明一点,看清自己的和别人的优势跟劣势。

③ Find something to appreciate in everything and everyone.

不管什么人、什么事,都要找到其闪光点。

④ Surround yourself with the type of people you want to be.

跟那些你想要成为和他们一样的人在一起。

⑤ Direct quote from my father - "Son. You are intelligent. Use your powers for good."

直接引用自我的父亲:“儿子,你很聪明。把你的能力用在好的地方。”

 

                   

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

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