2014.05.24【英译中】失败的好处和想象的重要性(7)

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发表于:2014-05-24 22:47 [只看楼主] [划词开启]
Given a Time Turner, I would tell my 21-year-old self that personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. 
如果我有一台时光机,我将会告诉21岁的自己,个人的幸福在于了解生命并不是一张记载了获得或者是成就的清单。
Your qualifications, your CV, are not your life, though you will meet many people of my age and older who confuse the two. 
你的资格证书和你的简历并不是你的生活,尽管你会遇到许多在我这个年龄,甚至是比我更老的人搞混两者。
Life is difficult, and complicated, and beyond anyone's total control and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes.
生活是困难的、复杂的,它能够超越任何人的控制,只有当你谦逊地了解了这点,才能够使你在这些盛衰中存活。
You might think that I chose my second theme, the importance of imagination, because of the part it played in rebuilding my life, but that is not wholly so. 
你也许会认为我选择了第二个主题,想象力的重要性,是因为它在重建我生活中所起的作用,但是并不完全是因为这个。
Though I will defend the value of bedtime stories to my last gasp, I have learned to value imagination in a much broader sense. 
尽管我会保卫睡前故事的价值直到我最后一口气,但是我学会了从更宽广的角度来珍视想象力。
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation.
想象力不仅仅是人们所特有的想象那些不可能存在的事物的能力,更是所有发明与创新的源泉。
 In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
作为被论证的最具转换性以及关联性的能力,它有着能够使我们与那些有着我们从未经历过的经历的人们产生共鸣的能力。
One of the greatest formative experiences of my life preceded Harry Potter, though it informed much of what I subsequently wrote in those books. 
在我进行创作哈利波特之前我生活中最具影响力的经历,虽然这也在我随后所创作的书中有所体现。
This revelation came in the form of one of my earliest day jobs. 
这种启示源于我早期的工作经历。
Though I was sloping off to write stories during my lunch hours, I paid the rent in my early 20s by working in the research department at Amnesty International's headquarters in London.
虽然我在午餐时间偷偷溜出去写小说,但是在我刚刚20几岁的时候,我通过在伦敦大赦国际总部的调查部门上班来挣房租。
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