2011年4月11日 星期一

Bill Gates' 11 Rules of Life比爾蓋茲給高中生的十一項人生準則

BILL GATES' SPEECH TO MT. WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL in Visalia, California.
比爾蓋茲在惠特尼峰高中的演講中,給現今高中生提出十一項人生準則:





BILL GATES' SPEECH TO MT. WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL in Visalia, California.
Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this!
To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice. Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.
Rule 1: Life is not fair -- get used to it!
Rule 1:  人生是不公平的─你要適應它。
Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 2: 這個世界並不在乎你的自尊,你想要對自己感到滿意,就得先完成某些事。
Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 3: 你不可能離開學校就可以有六萬美元的年薪,也不可能成為配有汽車電話的副總裁,你得自己去賺才有。
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 4: 如果你認為你的老師很嚴苛,等你有了老闆你就知道了。
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping -- they called it opportunity.
Rule 5:煎漢堡並不會讓你有失身分,你的祖父母對煎漢堡有不同的定義,他們稱之為─機會。
Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 6:如果你陷入困境,那不是你父母的過錯,所以不要尖聲抱怨這個錯誤,要從中汲取教訓。
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 7:在你出生之前,你的父母並非像他們現在這樣乏味。他們變成今天這個樣子是因為這些年來他們一直在為你付賬單,給你洗衣服,聽你大談你是如何酷。所以,如果你想消滅你父母那一輩中的“寄生蟲”來拯救雨林的話,還是先去清除你房間衣櫃裡的蟲子吧。
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 8: 你的學校可能已經廢除優等生和劣等生的分法,但人生並沒有。在某些學校裡,他們已經廢除了所謂不及格的分數,只要你想找到對的答案,他們就會給你無數的機會,但這跟現實世界裡的情況可是一點都不像。
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
Rule 9: 生命並不是以學期來劃分的。你不會有暑假,更不會有老闆有興趣幫助你發現自我,你得自己找時間做。
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 10: 電視並非真實的人生。事實上,在真實的世界裡,人們得離開咖啡廳去工作。
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
Rule 11. 友善的對待書呆子,你可能最後會為其中一個人工作。

英文文章來源:http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_bill_gates_speech.htm
中文翻譯參考(因為大家翻得有些不太一樣,有些還有錯字,所以挑選其中覺得比較順的供大家參考):
1.http://chihlee8182.pixnet.net/blog/post/45249243 
2.http://afubo.pixnet.net/blog/post/22163376
3.http://blog.yam.com/songoku162/article/30921661

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