2014.7.24【英译中】Thoreau’s idea 索罗的理论

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Possession for its own sake or in competition with the rest of the neighborhood would have been Thoreau’s idea of the low levels.

财产对个人的关系或与其余邻居的竞争是索罗的初级理论。


The active discipline of heightening one’s perception of what is enduring in nature would have been his idea of the high.

加强一个人的洞察力的积极的自制力在本质上是持久的,这就是索罗的高级理论。


What he saved from the low was time and effort he could spend on the high.

他从初级理论中保留了时间和努力运用在高级理论中。


Thoreau certainly disapproved of starvation, but he would put into feeding himself only as much effort as would keep him functioning for more important efforts.

索罗无疑是反对饥饿的,但仅仅靠付出更多的努力他就可以养活自己。


Effort is the gist of it.

努力是这个理论的重点。


There is no happiness except as we take on life-engaging difficulties.

除非我们终生与困难相伴,否则就没有幸福可言。


Short of the impossible, as Yeats put it, the satisfaction we get from a lifetime depends on how high we choose our difficulties.

正如耶茨所说,我们一生中获得的满足取决于我们选择多大的困难。


Robert Frost was thinking in something like the same terms when he spoke of “the pleasure of taking pains”.

当罗伯特·弗罗斯特讲到“欣然的接受痛苦”时想到了某些相似的话语。


The mortal flaw in the advertised version of happiness is in the fact that it purports to be effortless.

关于宣扬幸福说法的致命的缺点实际上它的主要意思就是毫不费力的得到幸福。


We demand difficulty even in our games.

即使在游戏中我们也需要困难。


We demand it because without difficulty there can be no game.

我们之所以需要它是因为没有困难就没有游戏。


A game is way of making something hard for the fun of it.

游戏就是为了从使事物变得困难中获得乐趣的一种方式。


The rules of the game are an arbitrary imposition of difficulty.

游戏的规则是强制的实施困难。


When someone ruins the fun, he always does so by refusing to play by the rules.

当某人破坏了这种乐趣,他通常是一个不遵守游戏规则的人。


It is easier to win at chess if you are free, at your pleasure, to change the wholly arbitrary rules, but the fun is in winning within the rule.No difficult, no fun.

在象棋比赛中如果你不受束缚会更容易获胜,随你高兴你可以改变全部设定的规则,但乐趣在于从规则中获得胜利。没有困难就没有乐趣。

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