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读好书《Tuesdays with Morrie》

这本书译成中文叫《相约星期二》,很多人应该极其熟悉。高中时遇到是作为励志书单出现,现在再看又有不一样的感觉。这本书也有电影版本,国内还有改编的戏剧版本。

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英文版极其便宜,书城或者网上买,30块左右。kindle版本价钱也差不多,所以还是买纸质版本吧,最近又开始喜欢纸质书的真实感。

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整本书分为三大部分:1.开头作者情况的描述,老师病情的描述。2.十四个章节来讲每周二的主题。3.结尾。

全书192页,很快可以看完,生词很少,大部分是两人对话,我大概是3小时看完。

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照例,以下是我的书摘及一些感受。

1.My days were full, yet I remained, much of the time, unsatisfied.
每天都很忙,但并不满意。(可能在大城市很容易有这种感觉。)

2.Dying is only one thing to be sad over.
死亡是唯一值得悲伤的事。(其他事都没啥大不了。)

3.The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. We've teaching the wrong things. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it.
我们的文化让我们觉得不尽人意,教了一些错误的观念给我们。你只有很强大才敢说这种文化是没啥用的,不要听进去。(Morrie是美国人,美国精神和中国精神很像,鼓励大家拼命得到别人眼里的成功。)

4.Yet they gave up days and weeks of their lives, addicted to someone else's drama.
人们消耗自己的时间,沉迷于别人(社会名人,明星等)的戏剧化生活中。(参考如今大家频繁看朋友圈微博,及时讨论各种热搜热点之类。)

5.He took more time eating and looking at nature and wasted no time in front of TV sitcoms or "Movies of the Week."
Morrie花更多的时间在用餐和欣赏自然上,几乎不会去看电视。(现在大家都不in front of TV了,大家是不停check their cellphones。这点还是很难做到,尽量少看手机吧。)

6.So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating soemthing that gives you purpose and meaning.
很多人都忙于毫无意义的生活,即使是在做他们觉得重要的事情,他们看起来也像没睡醒一样。这是因为他们追求错误的事情。真正有意义的生活是投入到自己喜爱的事情中去,投入到能给你动力和意义的事情中去。
(这点我可能有不同的看法。我觉得是因为大家不知道自己喜欢什么,不知道什么能给大家带来意义和动力。可能有人找到喜欢的事情,但又挣不到钱,或者发现自己一开始不了解这个行业,事实真相不如之前想象地那么美好。不过话又说回来,没人能一开始就知道自己想做什么,把自己正在做的事情做好吧。)

7.Maybe death is the great equalizer, the one big thing that can finally make strangers shed a tear for one another.

8.As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed at twenty-two, you'd always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It's growth.
如果你永远22岁,那你永远如22岁那般无知。(好吧,我承认,但是这个又得看性别了,可能女人,大部分女人,就是希望自己永远年轻,无不无知不重要的呀。)

9.Yes,I said, but if aging were so valuable, why do people always say, "Oh, if I were young again." You never hear people say, "I wish I were sixty-five."
He smiled. "You know what that reflects? Unsatisfied lives. Unsatisfied lives. Lives that haven't found meaning. Because if you've found meaning in your life, you don't want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more, do more. You can't wait until sixty-five.
没人希望自己65岁,是因为大家对自己当下的生活不满。如果你找到生命的意义,你不会想回到过去,你想一直向前,你想看得更多。(那个,就算我找到生命的意义,我可能还是不想65岁,因为,我是女人呀。。。)

10.Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
大概意思是,每天都是新生。

11.Part of the problem is that everyone is in such a hurry. People haven't found meaning in their lives, so they're running all the time looking for it. They think the next car, the next house, the next job. Then they find those things are empty, too, and they keep running.
Once you start running, it's hard to slow yourself down.
大部分人都很匆忙,觉得下一个房子,车子,工作总是会更好。(这点很难做到啊,毕竟贪婪是人的本性。会不会下一个女朋友更温柔下一个男朋友更帅气呢……)

12.The way to do it, I think, isn't to run away. You have to work or creating your own culture.
这句是用来回应3上。文化不对,那我们应该努力创造自己的文化,大意是"走自己的路让别人说去吧”或者“出淤泥而不染” ?(做到的人都需要坚定的意志。)

读好书《Tuesdays with Morrie》
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