一首让我感动的诗歌--《假如世界是一个100人的村落》(含语言点分析)

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发表于:2014-12-04 13:24 [只看楼主] [划词开启]


去工作吧,犹如你不执迷于金钱。

去恋爱吧,犹如你从未曾被伤害。

去跳舞吧,犹如无人在一旁欣赏。

去歌唱吧,犹如无人在一边谛听。

去生活吧,犹如这里是人间乐土。


To all my friends and loved ones(所爱的人们)

Love from me

Useful Perspective

致朋友们以及我所爱的人们

这是一份爱的礼物

也是一席金玉良言


If the world were a Village of 100 People

假如世界是个100人的村落


If we could shrink(和to连用,表缩小到一个什么程度) the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following:

如果我们把全世界的人口按照现有比率压缩为一个100人的村子,情况就会如同以下:


There would be:

57 Asians

21 Europeans

10 from the Western Hemisphere(西半球), both north and south

8 Africans

这个村子里有:

57人是亚洲人

21人是欧洲人

14人来自西半球的南、北美洲

8人是非洲人

52 would be female

48 would be male

52人是女性

48人是男性


70 would be non-while

30 would be white

70人是有色人种

30人是白人


70 would be non-Christian

30 would be Christian

70人是非基督教徒

30人是基督徒


89 would be heterosexual(知道怎么说了吧)

11 would be homosexual

89人是异性恋者

11人是同性恋者

6 people would possess 59 of the entire world's wealth

and all 6 would be from the United States.

6人拥有全世界59%的财富

而且这6人全是美国人


80 would live in substandard housing(不合标准的居所)

70 would be unable to read

50 would suffer from malnutrition(营养不良)

1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth

80人的居住环境不达标准

70人是文盲

50人苦于营养不良

1人濒临死亡边缘;1人正要出生


1(yes, only 1) would have a college education

1 would own a computer

1人(是的,只有1人)会接受大学教育

1人拥有电脑


When one considers our world from such a compressed perspective(从一个被压缩的角度来看), the need for acceptance, understanding and education becomes glaringly apparent.

透过这个压缩图来放眼我们的世界,就会明晓接纳他人、谅解以及教育是何等重要。


The following is also something to ponder(思索)...

再从以下角度来想想看……


If you woke up this morning with more health than illness...you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

如果你早上醒来的时候健康无恙……那么,比起活不过这一周的百万人来说,你真是幸运多了。


If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation(这些名词结构都很漂亮)...you are ahead of(超越) 500 million people in the world.

如果你未曾经历过战争的危险、入狱的孤独、严刑的苦楚、饥饿的痛苦……那么,比起世界上5亿人来,你真是幸运多了。


If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep... you are richer than 75 of this world.

如果你冰箱里有食物,身上有衣服可穿,有屋篷遮蔽,有地方睡觉……

那么,比起世界上75%的人来,你真是富足多了。


If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in dish someplace...you are among the top 8%(你跻身前…%ofthe world's wealth.

如果你银行中有存款,钱包中也有钱,还能到某处消费给个小费……你便跻身在世界上最富有的8%人口当中了。


If your parents are still alive and still married...you are very rare, even in the United Stated and Canada.

如果你的父母依然健在,而且还在一起生活的话……这可是非常难得的事,即使是在美国与加拿大。


Someone once said: What goes around comes around(因果轮回的最好描述,karma.

有人说过:我所付出的终将会回归。


So...

Work like you don't need the money.

Love like you've never been hurt.

Dance like nobody's watching.

Sing like nobody's listening.

Live like it's Heaven on Earth.(这四句话建议大家都背下来)

所以……

去工作吧,犹如你不执迷于金钱。

去爱他人,犹如你从未曾被伤害。

去舞蹈吧,犹如无人在一旁欣赏。

去歌唱吧,犹如无人在一边谛听。

去生活吧,犹如这里是人间乐土。



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