2014.06.12 【英译中】HOW TO Win Friends AND Influence People(4)

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George B. Johnston of Enid, Oklahoma, is the safety coordinator for an engineering company, One of his responsibilities is to see that employees wear their hard hats whenever they are on the job in the field. He reported that whenever he came across workers who were not wearing hard hats, he would tell them with a lot of authority of the regulation and that they must comply. As a result he would get sullen acceptance, and often after he left, the workers would remove the hats.
俄克拉荷马州伊妮德的乔治·B·约翰斯顿是一家工程公司的安全协调师。他的职责之一就是 确保员工在施工现场工作时随时都戴着安全帽。他说他无论何时碰到没有戴安全帽的工人都 会不厌其烦得告诫他们那些他们必须遵守的规章制度。结果是他们会郁闷的听从他,然后通 常他一离开工人们就会摘掉帽子。

He decided to try a different approach. The next time he found some of the workers not wearing their hard hat, he asked if the hats were uncomfortable or did not fit properly. Then he reminded the men in a pleasant tone of voice that the hat was designed to protect them from injury and suggested that it always be worn on the job. The result was increased compliance with the regulation with no resentment or emotional upset. 

他决定采取另一种方式。当他下一次发现工人没戴安全帽时,他问道,是否是帽子戴着不 舒服或是大小不合适,然后用一种愉快的口吻提醒工人们帽子是用来保护他们免受伤害的, 并建议他们工作时一直戴着。结果越来越多的人按规矩行事并且也没有怨怼和不满的情绪 了。

You will find examples of the futility of criticism bristling on a thousand pages of history, Take, for example, the famous quarrel between Theodore Roosevelt and President Taft - a quarrel that split the Republican party, put Woodrow Wilson in the White House, and wrote bold, luminous lines across the First World War and altered the flow of history. 

你会发现历史上这种徒劳的批评的例子成千上万,就以西奥多罗斯福与塔夫脱总统之间那 场闻名的争论为例吧,这场争论分裂了美国的共和党,使伍德罗威尔逊坐进了白宫,并给 一战划上了意义重大的分割线,改变了历史洪流的去向。

 Let’s review the facts quickly. When Theodore Roosevelt stepped out of the White House in 1908,he supported Taft, who was elected President. Then Theodore Roosevelt went off to Africa to shoot lions. When he returned, he exploded. 

让我们来简单回顾一下这个事件,1908 年,当老罗斯福离开白宫时,他所支持的本是当选总 统的塔夫脱。接着他离开去非洲捕狮子。但当他回来后,却突然爆发了 

He denounced Taft for his conservatism, tried to secure the nomination for a third term himself, formed the Bull Moose party, and all but demolished the G O.P. In the election that followed, William Howard Taft and the Republican party carried only two states - Vermont and Utah. The most disastrous defeat the party had ever Known.

他严厉谴责了塔夫脱的保守,并准备继续留任他的第三任期,他组建起了雄鹿党 几乎将要把共和党摧毁。在接下来的选举里,威廉·霍华德·塔夫脱和共和党只 得到了佛蒙特州和犹他州两个州的支持。这是共和党有史以来输得最惨的一次。

Theodore Roosevelt blamed Taft, but did President Taft blame himself? Of course not, With tears in his eyes, Taft said: “I don’t see how I could have done any differently from what I have

西奥多·罗斯福谴责了塔夫脱,但塔夫脱总统同样认为自己错了吗?当 然没有,塔夫脱满眼泪水的说:“我不明白除了我所做的这些我还能做 出什么不同(我已经做到了我所能做到的最好的了?)”

Who was to blame? Roosevelt or Taft? Frankly, I don’t know, and I don’t care. The point I am trying to make is that all of Theodore Roosevelt’s criticism didn’t persuade Taft that he was wrong. It merely made Taft strive to justify himself and to reiterate with tears in his eyes: “I don’t see how I could have done any differently from what I have.”

这件事到底是谁的错?罗斯福还是塔夫脱?说实话,我不知道也不在乎。我要强 调的是罗斯福的批评并没有使塔夫脱认为自己是错的。他仅仅让塔夫脱努力的为 自己辩解,泪眼朦胧的反复申明:“我不明白除了我所做的我还能做出什么不同”
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