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[日期:07-21] 来源:  作者:未知 [字体: ]

  1. Buy someone's coffee.

  It's just coffee -- no one needs coffee, so this doesn't really matter, right? But what if you knew that a $2 cup of caffeine could change someone's day, week or their whole perspective? Boom: That cup of coffee just changed the world. where nice things happen just because nice people do them. You don't have to, you don't necessarily need to, but you can -- and it restores people's faith in humanity. The best part? They pass it on.

  2. Smile.

  … with eye contact. In a world where smart phones rule and it's not just possible, but normal, to have entire conversations without ever looking someone in the eye, it can be heart-stopping, wonderful and double-take-worthy to lock eyes with someone grinning. Happiness is contagious, and it only takes a couple facial muscles to spread it.

  3. Give what you can.

  You clean out your closets, right? Perfect. You don't need a half a million dollar check written out to your charity of choice to help someone (kudos to you if you do, though!)。 Maybe you have a few shirts you don't wear anymore or a few children's books you can bear to part with. The thing about giving a little is that when everyone gives a little, suddenly it turns into a lot. Be a part of that lot.

  4. Get in touch. Then listen.

  Maybe a grandparent is chomping at the bit to hear about your adventures, or maybe an old friend had a really bad day, maybe your mom wishes you'd ring her up more often. Get on the line. You remember that your iPhone can make calls, right? Get in touch with those people that are dying to hear from you (because someone definitely is)。 Then, ask: How are you doing? What's new? These questions have such few syllables, but their depth is endless.

  5. Sort your problems.

  Let's face it: There's a lot of bad stuff in the world. It can be a scary place, and we've all got problems we would be a whole lot happier without. But experiment with putting your problems into perspective -- or boxes: That breakup? Missing a really important deadline at work? Hurt feelings? Losing someone close to you? Probably worth some self-pity. That stain on your shirt? Not so much. Let go of what you can. The less negative, the more room there is to be happy.

  6. Give when you get.

  This is the best kind of multitasking! Whenever you get a little, give a little. There's a couple ways to pull this off: You can implement it yourself (donating an older shirt when you splurge for a new shirt, etc), or support companies that are passionate, good-hearted (really fun) do-gooders.Doesn't get much better than that, does it?

  7. Stop comparing yourself to people you see on the Internet.

  We all creep people's Instagram and Twitter feeds… and there's nothing wrong with wanting to be the best version of you. But you're you for a reason, and there's no one better at being you than you are! A little self-acceptance goes a long way. Your confidence will melt into other people and make them feel comfortable in their own skin too.

  8. Use please and thank you.

  Not to sound like your grandmother (go ahead and put your elbows on the table!), but the smallest ways to show your gratitude are these little words. They take zero effort to say, but the impact is huge. Aren't you thankful someone held the door for you when your hands were full? Tell them!

  9. Support someone else.

  You know that friend who is trying to promote their new album, or start that business? You don't always have to chip in financially to be a backer -- you just have to believe in something! Lend your support when and where you can. Whether it's as simple as a retweet on Twitter or tossing a few extra bucks toward a worthy cause, show someone you believe in what they're doing. Not only will they be super-motivated, but they'll pass it on.

  10. Chase what gets you up in the morning.

  What's the thing that lingers on your heart -- that you just can't stop daydreaming about? Do the thing you would do if you could do anything. It's called your passion. And it's what you should be doing.

  Sometimes, we treat chasing dreams like a fantasy -- it's easy to do, when things like money and rent and groceries and day jobs come into play. But you don't have to jump off the cliff solo: Start building your wings. Inch toward your dream. One foot in front of the other. Take the step. After all, it's your calling.

  英译汉:

  1.为他人买一杯咖啡

  只是一杯咖啡而已--没人一定要喝咖啡,所以也没必要,是吧?但如果你知道了2美元的咖啡能够改变一个人的一天、一周乃至整个人生,那你会怎么做呢?啊,一杯咖啡改变了整个世界。因为好人做好事,好的事情才会来。你不一定要做,你不用必须做,但你能做得到--这样会让人们重新相信人性。你猜最好的目的是什么?是人们会把它传递下去。

  2.微笑

  微笑着用眼神交流。在一个智能手机统治的世界,在整个交流的过程中,连看也不看对方一眼,这样的行为不仅是有的,还是正常的。要是能看着对方咧咧嘴笑一笑,就会有屏息凝气、非常奇妙的感觉。快乐是可以传染的,它只需要运动几块面部肌肉就可以把它传播下去。

  3.尽你所能地付出

  都自己整理衣橱,对吧?很好。你不用非得写一张50万的支票捐给慈善机构来帮助他人(但是如果你这样做,那当然非常好!)。也许你会有几件不再穿的衬衫,或有几本可以舍弃的童话书。虽然只付出一点点,但当每个人都付出一点点时,就会积少成多。都来成为那多的一部分吧。

  4.保持联系,然后倾听

  也许你的爷爷奶奶正迫不及待地想听你的历险,也许一个老朋友过了个糟糕的一天,也许你的妈妈希望你能多给她打个电话。联系他们吧。你还记得你的iPhone能打电话吧,对吗?和那些很想和你联系的人打个电话聊聊天吧。然后再问问:你怎么样了?最近发生什么事儿了?虽然这些问题只有几个音节,但是这些问题的深度却是无止境的。

  5.把问题排序

  让我们来面对现实吧:世界上有很多不好的事情。它会让人感觉到恐慌。我们都会遇到问题,要是没有的话,会幸福很多。但试一下用长远的眼光来看这些问题时:分手?工作时错过了重要的截止时间?受伤的感觉?失去了亲近的人?或许值得自怜自哀。衬衫上的污渍?那就不值得了。能放手就放手。负面的因素越少,开心的空间就越大。

  6.当你得到时就给予

  这是多任务的最好形式!无论何时只要你能得到一点,那就给予一点。这可以有很多种方法的:你可以自己去做(比如当你买了一件新的衬衫时可以捐出一件旧的衬衫)或支持有激情的公司、热心肠的好人。还有什么比这更好的呢?

  7.不要再和互联网上的人进行比较

  我们都喜欢看别人在Instagram和推特上的内容…,想成为最好的自己这没什么错。但是你就是你,没人比做你做得更出色的了!一点儿自我接受,就能走得很远。你的自信会逐渐融入到他人,让他们也感到自信。

  8.用“请”和“谢谢”

  不是说听起来要像你的奶奶(快点,把胳膊肘放到桌子上!),但是表达你感激之情的最简单的方式莫过于这些最简单的词汇了。说这些话虽不费劲,但是影响却是相当的大。当你两手满满时,有人给你开门,你难道不是很感激他们吗?那就告诉他们!

  9.支持他人

  你知道你的那个朋友在宣传他们的新唱片,或开了一家新公司。你不用每次都出资--你只需要去相信他们!无论何时何地,只要你能帮助他们,就伸出你的手吧。无论是在推特上的一条转发,还是为某个值得的原因投上一点钱,都可以让他们看看你相信他们做的事情。他们不但会受到鼓舞,而且还会把这份正能量传递下去。

  10.追逐你的梦想

  什么东西徘徊在你的心里--以至于你总是在不断地去梦想着它?如果你能为它做点儿事情,那就去做吧。这就叫做激情。这也是你应该去做的事情。

  有时,我们把梦想看成是幻想--当有钱、有租金、有食物、有工作时很容易去做。但是,你也不能没有准备就跳下悬崖:你应该先让自己长出翅膀。再一点点地向着梦想靠近。一步一步地往前走。所以往前迈一步吧。毕竟,这是你的使命。

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