2014.10.02【英译中】What do you do if you're 24 and have wasted a lot of time(1)

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What do you do if you're 24 and have wasted a lot of time?
如果你现在24岁并已浪费了很多时间,你会怎么办?


How do you overcome regret? I'm 24 and I've knowingly wasted a lot of time which has caused me to miss tons of opportunities that could have put me in a MUCH better position in life. The regret overtakes my brain every time I try to revamp my life or do anything about it. I feel like my life's over and that I've blown it completely. Is it too late? How do I break free of the regret? I feel like I don't deserve to be happy even if I choose to continue living. How do I forgive myself?

你是怎么克服遗憾的?我现在24岁,过去已经浪费了许多时光,这导致了我错过许多本可以使我生活的更好的机会。每当我试着改善生活或做些相关的事,我的大脑里就充满了遗憾和悔恨。我觉得人生已经结束,我彻底搞砸了一切。现在真的太晚了吗?我怎样才能从这种悔恨感中逃脱呢?即便我选择继续活下去,我也不觉得我值得拥有幸福。怎样才能让我原谅自己呢?

It may help you to reframe those missed years as a "sunk cost," which is an term from Economics. If you give me a hundred dollars, and I blow seventy at a strip club, I may think of myself as a guy with "wasted money." But the truth is, we can't have anything negative. What I really am, not yesterday butnow, is a guy with thirty dollars. What's important to my well-being, present, and future is what I choose to do with what I have.
用一个经济学名词“沉没成本”来重新定义你那些错过的时光,这样也许能帮到你。如果你给了我一百美元,而我在脱衣舞俱乐部就花去七十美元,我也许会把自己看成一个败家子。但事实是,我们不该为此产生任何负面的想法。真正的我,不是昨天的我,而是现在的我,仍拥有三十美元的家伙。我利用现有的条件决定去做的事,对我现在和未来的幸福至关重要。


I'll be 50 next year, and here's one thing I never did: travel around the world when I was in my twenties. Okay, but that has no bearing on my life going forward. I'm not a guy who didn't travel ... I'm a guy who has 40-something years to live. What will I choose to do during that time?

明年我就要50岁了,但我还有一件从未做过的事(未了的心愿?)——在我二十几岁的时候环游世界。好吧,但这和继续前行的生活毫无关系(但没关系,生活还是在继续?)。我并不是一个从未旅行过的年轻人……我是一个还有四十多年好活的人。未来我将选择做什么呢?



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