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公众人物毕业演讲(MP3+字幕)第84期:米歇尔奥巴马迪拉德大学(10)

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Now, perhaps when you hear these statistics, you might think to yourself

听到这些统计数据 你也许会想

well, those numbers are terrible, but I'm not part of the problem

这些数字很糟糕 但我没有这方面的问题

And you might be thinking that since you're not oneof those statistics

你可能会想 你不是这些糟糕统计数字的一部分

and you're sitting here wearing that nice black robe today

你在这里穿着精美的毕业礼服

you can go on your way and never look back

你可以继续你的人生 而无需回头看

But folks like you and me, we can't afford to think like that

但是我想说 你我这样的人 绝对不能这样想

never

绝对不能

See, because we're the lucky ones

原因在于 我们都是幸运的人

and we can never forget that we didn't get where we are today all on our own

我们不能忘记 仅凭自身力量 我们永远走不到今天

We got here today because of so

我们能有今天

many people who toiled and sweat and bled and died for us

得益于很多前人的辛劳 汗水 流血甚至牺牲

people like our parents and grandparents and all those who came before them

包括我们的父辈 祖辈 以及他们的前人

people who never dreamed of getting a college education themselves

这些人可能自己从未梦想过自己能够上大学

but who worked and saved, and sacrificed so that we could be here today

但却不辞辛劳 极尽节俭 牺牲自我 供我们来到这里

We owe them

我们亏欠他们

We owe them

我们亏欠他们

And the only way to pay back that debt

要想还上这份债

is by making those same kinds of sacrifices and investments for the next generation

我们需要对下一代作出同样的牺牲和投资

And I know sitting here right now, that task could seem a bit overwhelming

我知道坐在这里 你们肯定感到这个压力太过巨大

I know it could seem like the deck is stacked way too high against our young people

我知道 我们现在对年轻人的要求变得有些太高

And the truth is that some of the problems we face

但现实情况是 我们现在所面临的各种问题

structural inequality, schools that lag behind, workplace and housing discrimination

结构性不平等 落后的学校教育 职场和生活中的歧视

those problems are too big for one person to fix on their own

这些问题都不是一个人能够解决的

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