双语故事:生活不是杯子 而是咖啡

2019年11月25日 英语美文 暂无评论

A group of graduates got together to visit their old university professor. [qh]一群毕业生,各自在事业上都已有所建树,相约一起去看望他们年老的大学教授。[qh]The conversation soon turned into complaints


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A group of graduates got together to visit their old university professor. copyright verywen.com

一群毕业生,各自在事业上都已有所建树,相约一起去看望他们年老的大学教授。 本文来自美文网

The conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and a variety of cupsporcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain-looking, some expensive, some exquisitetelling them to help themselves to the coffee. copyright verywen.com

谈话一会儿就变成了各自对工作和生活压力的抱怨。在用咖啡招待这些客人时,教授去厨房端来一大壶咖啡,并拿出各式各样的咖啡杯陶瓷的、塑料的、玻璃的、水晶的,有看上去普通的、有价值不菲的、有做工精细的让他们自己倒咖啡喝。 本文来自美文网

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said,


当所有学生手中都端了一杯咖啡后,教授发话了: copyright verywen.com

If you have noticed, all the nice-looking expensive cups have been taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. 美文网

如果你们注意一下,就会发现所有好看的昂贵的杯子都被挑走了,剩下的只是那些普通的和便宜的。当然,每个人都只想拥有最好的,这很正常,但这也是你们的问题和压力的根源所在。 美文网

Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. 本文来自美文网



What all of you really want is coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each others cups. 美文网



Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee. Savor the coffee, not the cups! Dont let the cups drive you ... enjoy the coffee instead. 美文网