Friday, April 10, 2015

個人發展: 羅琳哈佛演說-失敗與想像

Hi,

早前轉載了喬布斯的演說,很多朋友也說得益良多,再找來 Harry Potter 的作者 J.K. Rowling 羅琳的一段哈佛大學的演講,可說是同樣精采!

以下的兩個錄影是相同的,第一個較為清晰,第二個具備中文字幕,自行選擇吧!

她的演說環繞著兩個主題失敗想像。兩者好像沒有什麼關係,但想像令她遠離失敗,可惜大部份人也不太願想像;有時對失敗的無謂想像,又會使我們與失敗糾纏不清。

還是留待你慢慢欣賞她的演講好了...





以下節錄了她在二十分鐘的演說中的十句名言,句句精辟,值得珍藏,慢慢回味她的寓意。

埋怨你的父母是有屆滿日期的,當你年紀夠大時,責任就在於你。
There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.

才華和智慧,從不令任何人免於命運的反復無常
Talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the Fates.

我不會站在這裡,告訴你失敗是有趣的。
I am not going to stand here and tell you that failure is fun.

失敗意味著剝掉無關緊要的物事,我不再假扮什麼,開始投放我所有的精力,到唯一對我最重要的事情上。
Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.

我們不需要魔法來改變世界,我們已經擁有所有需要的力量:我們擁有能力去想像得更好。
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.

很多人不願意使用他們的想像力,他們選擇繼續舒舒服服地,停留在他們自己的經驗範圍之內。
Many prefer not to exercise their imaginations at all. They choose to remain comfortably within the bounds of their own experience.

那些選擇不去同情別人的人啟動著真正的野獸;就算沒有犯罪,我們的冷漠,等同與野獸共謀。
Those who choose not to empathize enable real monsters. For without ever committing an act of outright evil ourselves, we collude with it, through our own apathy.

20多歲的時候,每一天我也在提醒自己我是多麼幸運
Every day of my working week in my early 20s I was reminded how incredibly fortunate I was.

只需存在,我們在感動他人的生命
We touch other people’s lives simply by existing.

故事猶如人生:不在乎長,只在乎精
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.

Keith
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