Life is all about seizing the moment and being happy.

A tale of two cities

 
       临睡前,喜欢看几篇短文,抿上几口红葡萄酒,不多,就那么一小杯,它像生活中配味料,多了份滋味。
       最近,翻出儿子在念高中时送的书《 Chicken Soup for the Woman’s 》(译成 心灵鸡汤)重读起来。书中有101篇故事,简练之中凝结着人生的智慧、蕴涵着丰富的人生哲理。每回读后都有不同的感悟。先贴上一篇,顺带译一笔。
 
 
 A traveler nearing a great city asked a woman seated by the wayside,  "What are the people like in the city?"
 "How were the people where you came from?"
 "A terrible lot," the traveler responded.  "Mean, untrustworthy, detestable in all respects."
 "Ah," said the woman, ‘you will find them the same in the city ahead."
 Scarcely was the first traveler gone when another one stopped and also inquired about the people in the
 city before him.  Again the old woman asked about the people in the place the traveler had left. 
 "They were fine people; honest, industrious, and generous to a fault.  I was sorry to leave," declared the
 second traveler.
 Responded the wise woman:  "So you will find them in the city ahead."
 

一个旅游者问坐在路边的老妇:“镇里住的是怎么样的人?”
“你刚住过的那个镇上的人怎样?老妇问。
“ 可怕极了,他们自私,虚伪,欺诈。”
“噢,你将会发现这里的人也是如此。”

又是一个旅游者走到老人跟前问了同样的问题。
“你刚住过的那个镇上的人怎样?老妇反问
“非常可爱,我在那里很开心。 他们诚实,勤劳,慷慨乐于助人。”
“这个镇里的人也差不多”。

 

   你体会出这故事的寓意了吗?

 

4 responses

  1. Y N

     
    It is all about — Do you have a positive outlook?
     

    January 8, 2007 at 10:39 pm

  2. Rong

    各到各处都有不同的人存在,看事物不能绝对的去看,不是么。

    January 9, 2007 at 4:41 am

  3. Y N

     
    There are good and bad people everywhere you go..Make sure you associate with the good people like me….
     
     

    January 11, 2007 at 10:03 am

  4. Y N

    Rong
    Thanks for your comment!
     
    Russ
    Right, you are a person who have a good attitude, also polite to others, being your friend, I feel so comfortable!!! Keep going!!!
     

    January 11, 2007 at 9:43 pm

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