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散文-1:The History Significance of American Revolution 美國革命的歷史意義
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散文-1:The History Significance of American Revolution 美國革命的歷史意義

 

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The ways of history are so intricate and the motivations of human actions so complex that it is always hazardous to attempt to represent events covering a number of years, a multiplicity of persons, and distant localities as the expression of one intellectual or social movement; yet the historical process which culminated in the ascent of Thomas Jefferson to the presidency can be regarded as the outstanding example not only of the birth of a new way of life but of nationalism as a new way of life. The American Revolution represents the link between the seventeenth century, in which modern England became conscious of itself, and the awakening of modern Europe at the end of the eighteenth century. It may seem strange that the march of history should have had to cross the Atlantic Ocean, but only in the North American colonies could a struggle for civic liberty lead also to the foundation of a new nation. Here, in the popular rising against a “tyrannical” government, the fruits were more than the securing of a freer constitution. They included the growth of a nation born in liberty by the will of the people, not from the roots of common descent, a geographic entity, or the ambitions of king or dynasty. With the American nation, for the first time, a nation was born, not in the dim past of history but before the eyes of the whole world.

歷史的進程是如此錯綜複雜,人類行為的動機是如此令人費解,以至於想把那些時間跨度大,涉及人數多,空間範圍廣的事件描述成為一個智者或一場社會運動的表現的企圖是危險的。

然而以湯瑪斯傑弗遜登上總統寶座為高潮的那一段歷史過程可以被視為一個特殊的例子。

在這段歷史時期裡不僅誕生了新的生活方式,而且民族主義成為了一種新的生活方式。美國獨立戰爭成為聯結17世紀現代英格蘭的自我意識和18世紀末現代歐洲的覺醒的紐帶。歷史的行程需要跨越大西洋,這看起來似乎有些奇怪,但卻只有在北美殖民地為民權和自由的鬥爭才能導致新國家的建立。

這裡,反對"暴政"的民眾起義的成果不僅是獲得一個包含更多自由的憲法,還包括了一個依照人民的意願誕生在自由中的國家的成長。這個國家不是基於血緣、地理、君主或王朝的野心。由於有了美國,第一次一個國家的誕生不是發生在歷史模糊的過去,而是在全世界人們的眼前。


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If your life feels like it is lacking the power that you want and the motivation that you need, sometimes all you have to do is shift your point of view.

 

如果你覺得心有餘力不足,覺得缺乏前進的動力,有時候你只需要改變思維的角度。

 

By training your thoughts to concentrate on the bright side of things, you are more likely to have the incentive to follow through on your goals. You are less likely to be held back by negative ideas that might limit your performance.

試著訓練自己的思想朝好的一面看,這樣你就會汲取實現目標的動力,而不會因為消極沉淪停滯不前。

 

Your life can be enhanced, and your happiness enriched, when you choose to change your perspective. Don't leave your future to chance, or wait for things to get better mysteriously on their own. You must go in the direction of your hopes and aspirations. Begin to build your confidence, and work through problems rather than avoid them. Remember that power is not necessarily control over situations, but the ability to deal with whatever comes your way.

 

一旦變換看問題的角度,你的生活會豁然開朗,幸福快樂會接踵而來。別交出掌握命運的主動權,也別指望局面會不可思議的好轉。你必須與內心希望與熱情步調一致。建立自信,敢於與困難短兵相接,而非繞道而行。記住,力量不是駕馭局勢的法寶,無堅不摧的能力才是最重要的。

 

Always believe that good things are possible, and remember that mistakes can be lessons that lead to discoveries. Take your fear and transform it into trust; learn to rise above anxiety and doubt. Turn your "worry hours" into "productive hours". Take the energy that you have wasted and direct it toward every worthwhile effort that you can be involved in. You will see beautiful things happen when you allow yourself to experience the joys of life. You will find happiness when you addopt positive thinking into your daily routine and make it an important part of your world.

 

請堅信,美好的降臨並非不可能,失誤也許是成功的前奏。將惶恐化作信任,學會超越擔憂和疑慮。讓“誠惶誠恐”的時光變得“富有成效”。不要揮霍浪費精力,將它投到有意義的事情中去。當你下意識品嘗生命的歡愉時,美好就會出現。當你積極地看待生活,並以此作為你的日常準則時,你就會找到快樂的真諦。

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