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公众人物毕业演讲(MP3+字幕)第86期:米歇尔奥巴马迪拉德大学(12)

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2015年05月19日

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It's the same hunger that gave life to this university

正是这份渴望让这所大学拥有了生命

the same hunger that defined so many of our parents and grandparents

正是这份渴望定义了我们的父辈和祖辈

including my own

包括我自己也是如此

You see, my parents never went to college

我父母从未上过大学

but they were determined to see me and my brother and all the kids in our neighborhood

但他们致力于让我 我弟弟以及附近所有的小孩

get a good education

获得良好教育

So my mother volunteered at my school

我母亲因此在学校去做义工

helping out every day in the front office

帮助办公室处理日常事务

making sure our teachers were doing their jobs

确保我们的老师尽到了他们的职责

holding their feet to the fire if she thought they were falling short

我母亲如果觉得他们不合格 就会向他们施压

I'd walk by the office and there she'd be

我从办公室走过 她在那里

I'd leave class to go to the bathroom, there she'd be again

我从教室出来去上洗手间 她又在那里

roaming the halls, looking in the classrooms

她会在教学楼游荡 往教室里看

And of course, as a kid, I have to say, that was a bit mortifying

当然 作为孩子 我不得不承认 这很让人痛苦

having your mother at school all the time

母亲总在学校盯着你

But looking back, I have no doubt that my classmates

但回头想想 毫无疑问 我和我的同学们

and I got a better education because she was looking over those teachers' shoulders

能够获得良好教育 都得益于她对教师工作的监督

You see, my mom was not a teacher or a principal or a school board member

我母亲既不是老师 也不是校长或校董成员

But when it came to education, she had that hunger

但对于教育 她有这种渴望

So she believed that our education was very much her business

她坚信 我们的教育就是她的事业

And we need more people who think and act like my mother

我们需要更多像我母亲这样思考和行动的人

and all those mothers out there

在座的母亲们肯定也都是如此

because the education of our young people is all of our business

因为对年轻人的教育就是我们的事业

That's what Emperor Williams thought

皇帝·威廉姆斯也是这样想的

That's what the folks here in New Orleans thought as

卡特里娜之后重建校园的新奥尔良人也是这样想的

they worked to rebuild this campus after Katrina

卡特里娜之后重建校园的新奥尔良人也是这样想的

And as graduates of Dillard University

作为迪拉德大学毕业生

that's how we need you to think every single day for the rest of your lives

这也是你们在人生旅途的每一天中都不能忘记的

You all have opportunities and skills and education

你们获得了机会 技能和教育

that so many folks who came before you never could have dreamed of

这是很多前人做梦都无法想象的

So just imagine the kind of impact that you're going to make

永远不要低估你能产生的影响

Imagine how you can inspire those around you

你也能够鼓舞身边的人

to reach higher and complete their own education

让他们立志高远并完成自己的教育

And you can start small

你可以从小事做起

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