2014.08.13【英译中】穷爸爸富爸爸 节选2

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发表于:2014-08-13 20:07 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

 

Though smart and strong-willed, he has always been a polite and respectful young man.

 

 尽管他聪明且意志坚定,但他却已经是个礼貌谦恭的年轻人。

 

"Mom," he began. It was my turn to be lectured. "Get with the times! Look around; the richest people didn't get rich because of their educations. Look at Michael Jordan and Madonna. Even Bill Gates, who dropped out of Harvard, founded Microsoft; he is now the richest man in America, and he's still in his 30s. There is a baseball pitcher who makes more than $4 million a year even though he has been labeled `mentally challenged.' "

 

“妈妈,”他开始说。我开始听他的讲解。“要赶上时代的潮流!看看周围,那些最有钱的人并不是因为他们的知识而变得有钱。看看迈克尔乔丹还有麦当娜。还有比尔盖茨,曾经从哈佛退学去建立微软;他现在是美国最有钱的人,而且他才三十多岁。有一个棒球投手赚了超过4百万美元每年,即使他曾经被贴上“弱智”的标签。

 

There was a long silence between us. It was dawning on me that I was giving my son the same advice my parents had given me. The world around us has changed, but the advice hasn't.

 

我们沉默了一段时间。这对于我来说是一个启迪,我曾经给了同样的建议给我的儿子就如同我的父母给我的一样。这个世界已经变化了,但是建议却还没有改变。

 

Getting a good education and making good grades no longer ensures success, and nobody seems to have noticed, except our children.

 

得到好的教育和好的成绩已经不再是确保成功的标志,暂时还没有人注意到这一点,除了我们的孩子。

 

"Mom," he continued, "I don't want to work as hard as you and dad do. You make a lot of money, and we live in a huge house with lots of toys. If I follow your advice, I'll wind up like you, working harder and harder only to pay more taxes and wind up in debt. There is no job security anymore; I know all about downsizing and rightsizing. I also know that college graduates today earn less than you did when you graduated. Look at doctors. They don't make nearly as much money as they used to. I know I can't rely on Social Security or company pensions for retirement. I need new answers."

 

“妈妈,”他继续说,我不想要像你和爸爸那样努力的工作。你赚得了很多的钱,我们也因此住在很大的房子还有很多的玩具。如果我按照你的建议,那么我就会过上和你一样的生活,工作非常的努力非常的辛苦只为了付税收已经结束贷款。现在已经没有绝对稳定的工作了;我知道所有的裁员和精简。我也知道现在大学毕业所能获得的已经比你当时毕业的时候得到的少了。看看医生,他们并没有尽可能的赚取更多的钱。我知道我不能依靠社会福利或者公司养老金来退休。我需要新的答案。”

 

He was right. He needed new answers, and so did I. My parents' advice may have worked for people born before 1945, but it may be disastrous for those of us born into a rapidly changing world. No longer can I simply say to my children, "Go to school, get good grades, and look for a safe, secure job."

 

他是对的。他需要新的答案,我也一样。我的父母的建议有可能对1945年以前出生的人有效果,但是这对于出生在变化中的世界的人来说有可能是灾难。我再也不能简单的对我的孩子说,“去学校上学,拿到好的成绩,就能找到安全有保障的工作。”

 

I knew I had to look for new ways to guide my children's education.

 

我认为我需要去寻找新的方法来指引我的孩子的教育。

 

As a mother as well as an accountant, I have been concerned by the lack of financial education our children receive in school. Many of today's youth have credit cards before they leave high school, yet they have never had a course in money or how to invest it, let alone understand how compound interest works on credit cards. Simply put, without financial literacy and the knowledge of how money works, they are not prepared to face the world that awaits them, a world in which spending is emphasized over savings.

 

我既是一位母亲,也是一个会计师,我需要考虑我的孩子在学校得到极少的金融知识。现在很多年轻人在他们离开高中前就有信用卡,他们却没有金钱管理方面的课程或者怎么去投资它,更不必说让他们独自理解信用卡中复利的运作原理。简单的说,没有金融文章或者只是来说明金钱是怎么运作的,他们没有办法做好准备去面对将来的世界,一个非常重视节约资金的世界。

 

When my oldest son became hopelessly in debt with his credit cards as a freshman in college, I not only helped him destroy the credit cards, but I also went in search of a program that would help me educate my children on financial matters.

 

当我最大的儿子作为一个大学新生,成为信用卡奴,我不仅帮他毁掉信用卡,我还去做了项目调查来教育我的孩子处理金融事件。

 

One day last year, my husband called me from his office. "I have someone I think you should meet," he said. "His name is Robert Kiyosaki. He's a businessman and investor, and he is here applying for a patent on an educational product. I think it's what you have been looking for."

 

在去年的一天,我的丈夫喊我去他的办公室。“这边有个人我觉得你应该和他见面聊一下,”他说。“他的名字是罗伯特科尤萨奇。他是一个商人和投资者,以及他来这里是为了申请获得教育产品的专利。我认为这就是你一直在找寻的。”

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