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Ted演講:做任何事時,都要問自己三個問題

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我的重點是:我知道我想要什么,就是正義。我知道我為什么想要它。
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广东36选7好彩3开奖奖金多少 www.oabxa.com Stacey Abrams: 3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do

做任何事時,都要問自己三個問題

When I was in high school at the age of 17 --I graduated from high school in Decatur, Georgia, as valedictorian of my high school --I was very proud of myself. I was from a low-income community, I had grown up in Mississippi, we'd moved from Mississippi to Georgia so my parents could pursue their degrees as United Methodist ministers. We were poor, but they didn't think we were poor enough, so they were going for permanent poverty.

當我還是個十七歲的高中生時——我從喬治亞州迪凱特的高中畢業,我是致告別辭的學生代表——我對自己挺驕傲的。我來自低收入社區,我在密西西比長大,我們從密西西比搬到喬治亞,是因為我父母想要取得聯合循道宗牧師的身分。我們很窮,但他們覺得我們還不夠窮,所以他們要去爭取永久的貧窮。

(Laughter)

(笑聲)

And so, while they studied at Emory, I studied at Avondale, and I became valedictorian. Well, one of the joys of being valedictorian in the state of Georgia is that you get invited to meet the governor of Georgia. I was mildly interested in meeting him. It was kind of cool. I was more intrigued by the fact that he lived in a mansion, because I watched a lot of "General Hospital" and "Dynasty"as a child.

所以,他們在埃默里大學讀書,我在雅芳戴爾高中讀書,且成了致告別辭的學生代表。身為喬治亞州致告別辭的學生代表,其中一項樂趣就是你會受邀請去見喬治亞州的州長。對于能見到他,我是略感興趣。那還蠻酷的。比較吸引我的是,他住在官邸中,我常常在看《杏林春暖》和《朝代》在小時候。

(Laughter)

(笑聲)

And so I got up that morning, ready to go to visit the governor. My mom and my dad, who were also invited, got up, and we went outside. But we didn't get in our car. And in the south, a car is a necessary thing. We don't have a lot of public transit, there aren't a lot of options. But if you're lucky enough to live in a community where you don't have a car, the only option is public transit. And that's what we had to take. And so we got on the bus. And we took the bus from Decatur all the way to Buckhead, where the Governor's Mansion sat on this really beautiful acreage of land, with these long black gates that ran the length of the property.

所以,我那天早上起床,準備好要去拜訪州長。我爸媽也受到邀請,他們起床了,我們出了門。但我們沒有上我們的車。在南方,一定要有車。我們沒有太多的大眾交通工具可以選擇。但如果你夠幸運,住在一個社區中,在那里若你沒有車,唯一的選擇就是大眾交通工具。那就是我們得要搭乘的。所以我們上了巴士。我們從迪凱特一路搭巴士到巴克海特,在那里,州長的官邸坐落在一片非常漂亮的土地上,有很長的黑色大門,從地產的這一頭到那一頭。

We get to the Governor's Mansion, we pull the little lever that lets them know this is our stop, we get off the bus, my mom, my dad and I, we walk across the street. We walk up the driveway, because there are cars coming up, cars bringing in students from all across the state of Georgia. So we're walking along the side. And as we walk single file along the side, my mom and dad sandwiching me to make sure I don't get hit by one of the cars bringing in the other valedictorians, we approach the guard gate.

我們到了州長的官邸,我們按了下車鈴讓他們知道我們要下車,我們下了巴士,我爸媽和我,我們穿過街道,我們走上車道,因為有一些車抵達,那些車載來了喬治亞州各地的學生。我們延著邊邊行走。我們成一路縱隊延著邊邊行走,我爸媽把我夾在中間,以免我被其他學生代表載來的車給撞到,我們接近了警衛門。

When we get to the guard gate, the guard comes out. He looks at me, and he looks at my parents, and he says, "You don't belong here, this is a private event. "My dad says, "No, this is my daughter, Stacey. She's one of the valedictorians. "But the guard doesn't look at the checklist that's in his hands. He doesn't ask my mom for the invitation that's at the bottom of her very voluminous purse. Instead, he looks over our shoulder at the bus, because in his mind, the bus is telling him a story about who should be there. And the fact that we were too poor to have our own car --that was a story he told himself. And he may have seen something in my skin color, he may have seen something in my attire;I don't know what went through his mind. But his conclusion was to look at me again, and with a look of disdain, say, I told you, this is a private event. You don't belong here. Now, my parents were studying to become United Methodist ministers, but they were not pastors yet.

當我們到達警衛門時,警衛走出來。他看著我,他看著我爸媽,他說:「你們不屬于這里,這是私人的活動?!刮野職炙擔骸覆?,這是我女兒,史黛西。她是學生代表之一?!溝啦⒚揮鋅此稚系拿?。他沒有向我媽媽要邀請函,我媽媽把邀請函放在她那寬松的皮包底部。反之,他看向我們后面的巴士,因為在他的想法中,巴士就能告訴他誰該在這里。我們太貧窮了,沒有自己的車——這是他告訴他自己的故事。他可能在我的膚色中看到了些資訊,他可能在我的穿著中看到了些資訊,我不知道他在想什么。但他的結論是,再看我一次,他臉上是輕蔑的表情,說:「我說過了,這是私人活動。你們不屬于這里?!刮野致柙詼潦?,想要成為聯合循道宗的牧師,但他們還不是牧師。

(Laughter)

(笑聲)

And so they proceeded to engage this gentleman in a very robust discussion of his decision-making skills.

所以他們開始跟這位男士進行非常穩健的討論,談他的決策技巧。

(Laughter)

(笑聲)

My father may have mentioned that he was going to spend eternity in a very fiery placeif he didn't find my name on that checklist. And indeed, the man checks the checklist eventually, and he found my name, and he let us inside. But I don't remember meeting the governor of Georgia. I don't recall meeting my fellow valedictorians from 180 school districts. The only clear memory I have of that day was a man standing in front of the most powerful place in Georgia, looking at me and telling me I don't belong.

我爸爸可能有提及若他不在名單上找到我的名字,他就會永久待在一個非常熾熱的地方(下地獄)。那名男子終于看了他的名單,他找到了我的名字,讓我們進入。但我不記得和喬治亞州州長的會面。我想不起來我有見到來自180個學區的其他學生代表。我對那天唯一清楚的記憶,就是有名男子站在喬治亞州最有權勢的場所前面,看著我,告訴我我不屬于這里。

And so I decided, 20-some-odd years later, to be the person who got to open the gates.

所以,二十多年后,我決定要成為打開那些大門的人。

(Applause)

(掌聲)

Unfortunately, you may have read the rest of the story. It didn't quite work out that way. And now I'm tasked with figuring out: How do I move forward?Because, you see, I didn't just want to open the gates for young black women who had been underestimated and told they don't belong. I wanted to open those gates for Latin as and for Asian Americans. I wanted to open those gates for the undocumented and the documented. I wanted to open those gates as an ally of the LGBTQ community. I wanted to open those gates for the families that have to call themselves the victims of gun violence. I wanted to open those gates wide for everyone in Georgia, because that is our state, and this is our nation, and we all belong here.

不幸的是,你們可能已經讀過故事剩下的部分了。發展并不如我預期。我現在的任務,就是要想出:我要如何向前邁進?因為,我不只是想要為那些被低估、被告知不屬于這里的年輕黑人女性打開那些大門,我想要為拉丁美洲裔和亞裔美國人打開那些大門。我想要為沒有證明文件和有證明文件的人打開那些大門。我想要為LGBTQ族群打開那些大門。我想要為成為槍枝暴力下受害者的家庭打開那些大門。我想要為喬治亞州的每個人,把那些大門開到底,因為那是我們的州,這是我們的國家,我們都屬于這里。

(Applause)

(掌聲)

But what I recognized is that the first try wasn't enough. And my question became: How do I move forward?How do I get beyond the bitterness and the sadness and the lethargy and watching an inordinate amount of television as I eat ice cream?

但我發現,第一次嘗試并不足夠。我的問題變成了:我要如何向前邁進?我要如何超越痛苦、悲傷、沒精打采,以及一邊吃冰淇淋一邊無節制地看電視?

(Laughter)

(笑聲)

What do I do next?And I'm going to do what I've always done. I'm going to move forward, because going backwards isn't an option and standing still is not enough.

我接下來要怎么做?我要做的,是我一直在做的。我要向前邁進,因為沒有「后退」這個選項,且「站著不動」并不足夠。

(Applause)

(掌聲)

You see, I began my race for governor by analyzing who I was and what I wanted to be. And there are three questions I ask myself about everything I do, whether it's running for office or starting a business;when I decided to start the New Georgia Project to register people to vote;or when I started the latest action, Fair Fight Georgia. No matter what I do, I ask myself three questions:What do I want? Why do I want it?And how do I get it?And in this case, I know what I want. I want change. That is what I want. But the question is:What change do I want to see?

我競選州長的第一件事,就是分析我以前是什么人、我想要成為什么人。對于我做的每一件事,我都會問自己三個問題,不論是競選或是創業;包括當我發動「新喬治亞計畫」,讓大家登記去投票;或是當我成立最新的行動「喬治亞公平之爭」時。不論我做什么,我都會問自己三個問題:我想要什么?我為什么想要它?我要如何得到它?我這個案例中,我知道我要什么。我要改變。那就是我想要的。但,問題是:我想要看到什么樣的改變?

And I know that the questions I have to ask myself are:One, am I honest about the scope of my ambition?Because it's easy to figure out that once you didn't get what you wanted, then maybe you should have set your sights a little lower, but I'm here to tell you to be aggressive about your ambition. Do not allow setbacks to set you back.

我知道我得要問我自己的問題是:一,我對于我野心的范圍是否有誠實?因為,很容易就能想通,如果你得不到你想要的,也許你應該把目標設低一點,但我來這里是要告訴各位,對你們的野心要很積極。不要讓挫折使你受挫。

(Applause)

(掌聲)

Number two, let yourself understand your mistakes. But also understand their mistakes, because, as women in particular, we're taught that if something doesn't work out, it's probably our fault. And usually, there is something we could do better, but we've been told not to investigate too much what the other side could have done. And this isn't partisan -- it's people. We're too often told that our mistakes are ours alone, but victory is a shared benefit. And so what I tell you to do is understand your mistakes, but understand the mistakes of others. And be clearheaded about it. And be honest with yourself and honest with those who support you.

二,讓你自己了解你的錯誤。但也要了解他們的錯誤,因為,特別是女性,我們被教導,若事情沒成功,很可能是我們的錯。通常,會有我們能做更好的地方,但我們被告知的是,不要追究另一方本來還可以怎么做。這不是支持黨派——這是人。我們太常被告知,我們的錯誤完全是我們的錯誤,但勝利則是要共享的利益。我要各位做的是,了解你的錯誤,但也要了解他人的錯誤。且要能清楚明辨。對自己誠實,對支持你的人誠實。

But once you know what you want, understand why you want it. And even though it feels good, revenge is not a good reason.

但一旦你知道你想要什么,就要去了解你為什么想要它。且雖然報仇很爽,但它并不是個好理由。

(Laughter)

(笑聲)

Instead, make sure you want it because there's something not that you should do, but something you must do. It has to be something that doesn't allow you to sleep at night unless you're dreaming about it;something that wakes you up in the morning and gets you excited about it;or something that makes you so angry, you know you have to do something about it. But know why you're doing it. And know why it must be done.

應該做的,是要確保你想要它是因為有你非做不可的事,而不是應該做的事。它必須要是那種,晚上你如果不夢到它就無法入睡的事;它必須要是那種讓你早上起來就很興奮的事;或是讓你非常憤怒的事,你知道你得要做點什么來處理它。但要知道你為什么要做它。知道為什么它必須要被完成。

You've listened to women from across this world talk about why things have to happen. But figure out what the "why" is for you, because jumping from the "what" to the "do"is meaningless if you don't know why. Because when it gets hard, when it gets tough, when your friends walk away from you, when your supporters forget you, when you don't win your first race --if you don't know why, you can't try again.

你們已經聽過了來自世界各地的女性談論事情為什么必須要發生。但找出「為什么」是你個人的事,因為如果你不知道為什么,從「什么」跳到「做」就是無意義的。因為當情況變艱難時,當你的朋友都離開你時,當你的支持者都忘了你時,當你無法贏得你的第一場比賽時——若你不知道為什么要做,你就無法再試一次。

So, first know what you want. Second, know why you want it, but third, know how you're going to get it done. I faced a few obstacles in this race.

所以,先知道你想要什么。再來,知道你為什么想要它,但,第三,知道要如何做到它。在這場競賽中,我面對了幾個障礙。

(Laughter)

(笑聲)

Just a few. But in the pursuit, I became the first black woman to ever become the nominee for governor in the history of the United States of America for a major party.

只有幾個。但在這場追尋當中,我成了美國史上第一個被大黨提名為州長的黑人女性。

(Applause)

(掌聲)

But more importantly, in this process, we turned out 1. 2 million African American voters in Georgia. That is more voters than voted on the Democratic side of the ticket in 2014.

但,更重要的是,在這個過程中,我們讓喬治亞州的120萬名非裔美國投票人站出來。這比2014年投票給民主黨的投票者還多。

(Applause)

(掌聲)

Our campaign tripled the number of Latinos who believed their voices mattered in the state of Georgia. We tripled the number of Asian Americans who stood up and said, "This is our state, too. "Those are successes that tell me how I can get it done. But they also let me understand the obstacles aren't insurmountable. They're just a little high.

我們的競選活動讓相信自己的聲音在喬治亞洲會被重視的拉丁美洲裔人數變為三倍。我們讓站出來說「這也是我們的州」的亞裔美國人人數變為三倍。那些成功,讓我知道我如何能做到它。但它們也讓我了解到,障礙并非不能克服。這些障礙只是高了點。

But I also understand that there are three things that always hold us hostage. The first is finances. Now, you may have heard, I'm in a little bit of debt. If you didn't hear about it, you did not go outside.

但我也了解到,有三樣東西總是挾持著我們。第一樣是財務。你們可能聽說過,我其實有欠點債。如果你們沒聽過,你們大概沒出門。

(Laughter)

(笑聲)

And finances are something that holds us back so often, our dreams are bounded by how much we have in resources. But we hear again and again the stories of those who overcome those resource challenges. But you can't overcome something you don't talk about. And that's why I didn't allow them to debt-shame me in my campaign. I didn't allow anyone to tell me that my lack of opportunity was a reason to disqualify me from running. And believe me, people tried to tell me I shouldn't run. Friends told me not to run. Allies told me not to run. USA Today mentioned maybe I shouldn't run.

我們常常被財務給拖住,我們的夢想會受限于我們有多少資源。但我們一再聽到人們能夠克服資源困難的故事。但你不拿出來談論,就不可能克服。那就是為什么我在兢選時,不會讓他們用債務來羞辱我。我不會讓任何人來告訴我,我沒資格競選的理由是因為我缺乏機會。相信我,很多人試圖告訴我說我不應該競選。朋友告訴我不要競選。盟友告訴我不要競選?!督袢彰攔誹岬?,也許我不該競選。

(Laughter)

(笑聲)

But no matter who it was, I understood that finances are often a reason we don't let ourselves dream. I can't say that you will always overcome those obstacles, but I will tell you, you will be damned if you do not try.

但,不論是誰,我知道財務常?;崾遣蝗夢頤親髏蔚囊桓隼磧?。我沒辦法保證你們一定都會克服那些障礙,但我會告訴各位,如果你們不嘗試,才應該下地獄。

(Applause)

(掌聲)

The second is fear. And fear is real. It is paralyzing. It is terrifying. But it can also be energizing, because once you know what you're afraid of, you can figure out how to get around it.

第二樣是恐懼??志迨欽媸檔?。它會讓你癱瘓不動。它很嚇人。但它也能激勵人,因為一旦你知道你害怕的是什么,你就能想出方法繞過它。

And the third is fatigue. Sometimes you just get tired of trying. You get tired of reading about processes and politics and the things that stop you from getting where you want to be. Sometimes, fatigue means that we accept position instead of power. We let someone give us a title as a consolation prize, rather than realizing we know what we want and we're going to get it, even if we're tired. That's why God created naps.

第三樣是疲憊。有時,你會厭倦了再次嘗試。你會厭倦了讀到關于流程、政治,以及阻擋你朝目標前進的那些事物。有時,疲憊意味著我們接受位置而非權力。我們讓某人給我們一個頭銜,當作安慰獎,而不是了解到我們知道自己想要什么,且即使累了也還是要完成它。那就是為什么神會創造打盹。

(Laughter)

(笑聲)

But we also learn in those moments that fatigue is an opportunity to evaluate how much we want it. Because if you are beaten down, if you have worked as hard as you can, if you have done everything you said you should, and it still doesn't work out, fatigue can sap you of your energy. But that's why you go back to the "why" of it.

但,在那些時刻,我們也會學到疲憊是個機會,可以評估我們到底有多想要它。因為如果你被打倒,如果你已經盡力而為,如果你已經做到了所有你說你應該做的事,結果仍然不如人意,疲憊就會把你的能量吸光。

Because I know we have to have women who speak for the voiceless. I know we have to have people of good conscience who stand up against oppression. I know we have to have peoplewho understand that social justice belongs to us all. And that wakes me up every morning, and that makes me fight even harder. Because I am moving forward, knowing what is in my past. I know the obstacles they have for me. I know what they're going to do, and I'm fairly certain they're energizing and creating new obstacles now. But they've got four years to figure it out.

但,那就是為什么你要回到它的「為什么」。因為我知道,必須要有女性來為無法發聲的人發聲。必須要有有良心的人站出來對抗壓迫。必須要有人能了解社會正義屬于所有人。這個想法每天早上把我喚醒,讓我更努力奮斗。因為我在向前行,知道什么已經是過去的事。我知道他們給我的障礙。我知道他們打算怎么做,我十分確定他們現在正精力充沛地在創造新的障礙。但他們有四年的時間可以想出來。

(Applause)

(掌聲)

Maybe two.

也許兩年。

(Applause)

(掌聲)

But here's my point:I know what I want, and that is justice. I know why I want it, because poverty is immoral, and it is a stain on our nation. And I know how I'm going to get it:by moving forward every single day.

但,我的重點是:我知道我想要什么,就是正義。我知道我為什么想要它,因為貧窮是不道德的,它是我們國家的污點。我知道我要如何做到:每天都持續向前進。

Thank you so much.

非常謝謝。

(Cheers)

(歡呼)

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