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公众人物毕业演讲(MP3+字幕)第66期:金墉美国东北大学(5)

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I played quarterback on the football team in high school--

我在高中橄榄球队打四分卫

but don't be too impressed

但别以为我们有多了不起

we had the longest losing streak in the nation by the time I graduated as a senior

在我毕业那年 我们是全国连败最长的队

Years and years without a victory

一年又一年 我们一次都没赢过

It was said that grandfathers of my teammates

有人说 我同学的爷爷们

had contributed to the multi-generational loosing streak

早就为子孙后代的连败打下了基础

After high school, I eventually ended up at Brown University

高中毕业后 我最终考进了布朗大学

and I remember vividly one particular day when I returned from college

有一次从大学回家 我尤其记忆犹新

My father picked me up at the airport

我的父亲到机场接我

and when we were driving home, he asked me in the most casual way

在我们开车回家的路上 他很随便地问了我一句

"Jim, what are you thinking of studying?"

"金墉 你想学什么呢"

I told him I was excited about philosophy and political science

我说我对哲学和政治学很感兴趣

I thought I could make a difference in the world

我认为我可以改变这个世界

and I was thinking of going into politics

我在考虑从政

My father put the blinker on

我父亲打开车子的闪光灯

slowly pulled over to the side of the road, turned off the car

把车缓缓开到路边停下

looked back at me and said, "Hey

他转过身来看着我说 "听着"

"once you finish your medical residency, you can do anything you want"

"你只要完成了医生实习期 就可以做任何你想做的事情"

Now, I see some Asian parents in audience nodding their heads

我看到在座的亚洲家长正在点头

saying, what's funny about that?

说 这有什么好笑的

But you see, my father knew all about uncertainty

不过你们看到 我父亲十分懂得不确定性

He knew that it's impossible to be sure about where you might end up in life

他很清楚 一个人不可能知道自己最终会做什么

And he worried that his own success

而且他很担心自己的成功

might have deprived his children of the opportunity to understand deeply

有可能会使自己的子女没有机会深入理解

the meaning of running away from the noodle police

从警察身边跑开 当然同时还要

while, of course, finishing your noodles

吃完剩下的面条意味着什么

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