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【英文故事】 梦想终有真时  

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                                梦想终有真时

                       Dreams Will Come True                                  

      

          

 

                                     在网上读到一篇英语故事,蛮感人的。故事讲一位名叫Rose 的

                            老人,为了实现自己的dream上大学的故事。这位老人那份对人生的

                           乐观、对理想的执着激励着与她一起学习的年轻学生。老人坚持完成

                          了学业,获得了大学学位,但在毕业的一星期后。 她在梦中安详地离

                           开了人世。

                                    故事中这位老人说的话很有哲理,让我们一起铭记:

        

                           You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.   

                                   你必须有一个梦想。失去了梦想,你就会虽生犹死。

 

                           Have no regrets. The elderly usually don't have regrets  for what we did,

                           but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are

                            those with regrets.

                                   老年人通常不会为做过的事遗憾,而是为还没有做过的事情感到遗

                            憾。只有那些有遗憾的人才会怕死。

 

                                     【英文故事】 梦想终有真时 - 佳中 - 佳中Blog

 

                                                         Dreams Will Come True

  

      The first day of school our professor introduced a little old lady to us.

   "Why are you in college at such a young age?" I asked later. She jokingly replied, " I'm here to

meet a rich husband, get married, have a couple of children, and then retire and travel."

"No seriously," I asked. I was curious what may have motivatedher to be taking on this challenge at

her age. "I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!" she told me.

      We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together

and tolk nonstop. I was always listening to this "time machine" as she shared her wisdom and

experience with me.

      At the end of the semester we invited Rose to make a speech to our football team. I'll never

forget what she taught us. As she began to deliverher prepared speech, she dropped her note card on

the floor. A little embarrassed she simply said, "I'm sorry. This whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my

speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know." As we laughed she cleared her throat and

began:" We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There

are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and

find humor every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so

many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it! There is a huge difference

between growing older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year

and don't do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. Anybody can grow older. That

doesn't take any talentor ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding the opportunity in change.

Have no regrets. The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did

 not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets."

         At the year's end Rose finished the college degree. One week after graduation Rose died

peacefully in her sleep. Over two thousand college students attended her funeral to honorthe

wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be.

 

 

                                                                          梦想终有成真时

  

         开学第一天,教授把一位小个子老太太介绍给了我们。

         随后我问道,“你为什么这么“年轻”还来读大学?”她开玩笑地回答:“我来这儿是为了

认识一个有钱的丈夫,结婚,生几个孩子,然后退休去旅行。”

    “不,认真点儿。”我问道。我很好奇,到底是什么东西让她在这个年纪还要接受这样一个挑

战。“我一直梦想着上大学,现在我就在读大学!”她告诉我。

     我们很快成了朋友。在随后的三个月里,我们每天一起离开教室,不停地交谈。我总是和历经

岁月沧桑的她一起分享她的智慧和经验。

     期末的时候,我们邀请罗斯给我们的橄榄球队讲话。我永远都不会忘记她教给我们的东西。就

在她要开始进行她事先准备好的演讲时,她把写了要点的卡片掉在了地上。她有点儿尴尬,但只是

说,“对不起。这酒可真要命!我没办法再准备好我的讲稿了,就让我把我知道的东西告诉你们

吧。”我们笑了起来,她清了清嗓子,开始演讲:“我们并不是因为年老就不再玩耍;我们变老是

因为我们不再玩耍。只有四个秘密可以让你保持年轻,快乐,获得成功。你必须每天都开怀大笑,

寻找幽默。你必须有一个梦想。失去了梦想,你就会虽生犹死。我们周围有很多人,他们已经:

死了’,自己却不知道。成长和长大之间有着巨大的差距。如果你现在19岁,躺在床上整整一年

什么都不做,你也还会变成20岁。每一个人都会长大,这不需要任何天赋和能力。要不断地在变化

中寻找机遇,这样才是成长。不要留有遗憾。老年人通常不会为做过的事遗憾,而是为还没有做过

的事情感到遗憾。只有那些有遗憾的人才会怕死。”

        年底的时候,罗斯获得了大学学位。毕业一星期后,她在梦中安详地离开了人世。两千多名大

学生参加了她的葬礼,来纪念这位通过自己的亲身经历来告诉我们永远都可以成就自己的理想的了

不起的老人。

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