Surviving and Living[生存与生活]

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今日心血来潮翻阅了多年前的搜狐博客,发现了几篇英文文章。大学期间,有一段时间有写英文日记的习惯,虽然坚持的时间不长,但是也留下了几篇当时自认为尚可的作品。

为了完成课堂演讲任务,我写下了这几段英文。之所以选择这个话题,因为一句已经不记得出处的话,“生存是一堵墙,生活是墙上的一片窗”。

To human being, surviving can't be conceived identical with living. All creatures have their rights to survive. When the first cry breaks the stillness, surviving is on the way. But living only comes when one is concious of his existence, when one has the ability to decide the way he will follow and when one realizes that to live is not just to survive.

Actually, living is much more complex and has more profundities. Living is the window in the wall built by surviving. Without the window, we can't have access to the past processes obrichf our expeditions and the pleasant landscapes. Either the sunshine will not reach our hearts.

However, we can't deny the importance of surviving. Surviving is the premise of living, as the wall is the basis of the window. So, we must survive first.

Then it comes the question of how to survive. As the wall consists of bricks, we must be equipped with capabilities to make ourselves upstanding against the furious and constant impact from the enviornments. That requires diligence and great courage as well as tolerance of the difficulties.

Once we have our walls constructed, we can open the window and get wide sight. Then we will find that the wonderful things don't make the whole life. There are also bittersweet memories, and even grief to deep for words. But we can't close the window refusing all the bad things just to gain the sense of security. Because things always come in pairs. The shine and the storm, the pleasure and the pain. When we refuse the storm, the sunshine will not show up. When we remember the pleasure, the pain follows. Maybe that is the essence of life.

Complain? But that doesn't make a difference. We know that every coin has its downside. So we must put up with the rain to look forward to the rainbow. And all the toughness we have encountered teach us to be tough. As a proverb puts, 'no pain, no gain'. With the belife, we can face the life positively.

At the end, some words for all of us, strive to survive, and survive to live.

以现在的眼光读来,语句思维都简单得让人汗颜。但是更让人汗颜的是,时隔多年,有些单词我都已经不认识了。

现在试着以将其中的一部分翻译成中文。

“生活”,是这堵名为“生存”的墙上的一扇窗。没有了这扇窗,我们无法看到美好的风景,阳光也无法照射到我们的内心。
当然我们无法否认生存的重要性。生存是生活的基础,正如墙是窗户的基础。所以,我们先要生存,然后才能有生活。
当我们的墙建好之后,我们打开窗户,对面这个世界。很快我们就会发现,这个世界上并不仅仅有美好的事物。但是我们不能为了阻挡那些负面的东西,不能为了寻求所谓的安全感而紧闭那扇窗。
每一枚硬币都有两面。所以我们必须忍耐风雨,然后期待彩虹。经历的所有苦难,教会了我们坚强。正如一句谚语所言,“没有痛苦,则没有收获”。

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