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2015-4-27 16:28:23

买不到的珍宝

 俗话说“有钱能使鬼推磨”,但钱不能买到一切,对于那些钱买不到的东西,我们一定要好好珍惜,千万不能丢掉了这些东西。

1. Time: Money is a tool for trade. With that said, we spend a good chunk of our allotted time on this earth getting, spending, worrying and fantasizing about money. You can’t buy the time and save it in your storeroom even if you are Mr. Gates. On the contrary, money takes away your time that could have been spent playing with your children or having a long walk with your alter ego. When the sun sets, a day goes away from our life forever. No money has power to bring that back to life.
时间:金钱是交易的工具。我们把生命中的大部分时间用来赚钱、花钱、愁钱、做发财梦。即使你是比尔盖茨你也不能买到时间,把时间锁在柜子里。相反,金钱会夺走你和孩子玩耍的时间,或者和密友一起漫步的时间。日落之时,一天就永远离开了我们。钱也无法将时间找回。
2. Self Awareness: Ignorance is bliss, right? It’s a curse. Not having self-awareness and self-consciousness lead to decisions that can cost you dearly. As a result, many people live a mediocre life without living for a true purpose. Their ignorance can’t be transmuted into awareness with money.
自知:无知是福,对吗?那是胡说。不自知、没有自我认识就做出的决定会让你付出巨大的代价。所以,许多人因为没有明确的目标而碌碌一生。钱不能让他们从无知变为有自知。
3. Self esteem: I have a plethora of examples to prove that no money can purchase self-esteem. Self-esteem is earned from within. If you are your worst enemy, gods of money can’t rescue you from the self-destruction you inflict on yourself.
自尊:我有太多的例子来证明钱能买不到自尊。自尊是从自己内心获得的。如果你是自己最大的敌人,财神也不能将你从你自己附加的自我毁灭中解救出来。
4. Health: As I write this, I found out that Senator Kennedy has brain cancer, and it is terminal. Of course money can get him the best health care possible but no money can buy insurance for a life. We buy insurance for just about everything including our life but money can never bring life back.
健康:写这个是因为我发现参议员肯尼迪患有脑癌,而且还是晚期。当然钱能让他得到最好的治疗,但钱也不能买到生命的保险。我们买一切险,包括人身保险,但是钱买不回生命。
5. Respect: Try this. Slap someone on his face and then hand him $100 to get his respect. Will you get it? I doubt it. We all live our life in pursuit of self-respect from peers, from family members, even from strangers. No money can buy respect from others if our actions speak volumes about our negativity – insult, rudeness and lack of respect for others.
尊重:试一下这个。给别人一个耳光,然后再给他100美元去买他的尊严。你会接受这100美元吗?我很怀疑。我们生活中都是希望能从同龄人、家人、甚至是从陌生人那里获得尊重。如果你满嘴污言秽语,诋毁他人,多少钱也买不回别人对你的尊重。
6. Happiness: This is controversial. Money can buy happiness if it is spent on to bring grater financial security for the family. However, money can’t buy happiness if the purpose is to make money to make other people happy. The chase of possession of possessions can never find its destination with incessant desire to accumulate more possessions.
幸福:这点是相当有争议的。如果将赚钱视为为家人提供财政保障的途径,那么钱是可以买到幸福的。但是,如果你想通过赚钱给别人带来幸福,那么钱是不能给你带来幸福的。渴望不断累积更多的财富而追求财富永远没有尽头。

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