1.shrink n. 收缩,萎缩 v. 收缩,退缩,萎缩
Being unhappy is like an infectious disease. It causes people to shrink away from the sufferer. He soon finds himself alone,miserable and embittered. There is,however,a cure so simple as to seem,at first glance,ridiculous;if you don't feel happy,pretend to be! It works.Before long you will find that instead of repelling people,you attract them. You discover how deeply rewarding it is to be the center of wider and wider circles of good will. Then the make-believe becomes a reality. You possess the secret of peace of mind,and can forget yourself in being of service to others. Being happy,once it is realized as a duty and established as a habit,opens doors into unimaginable gardens thronged with grateful friends.
不快乐就像传染病,它使得人们都躲避不快乐的人。不快乐的人很快就会发现自己处于孤独,悲惨,痛苦的境地。然而,有一种简单得看似荒谬的治病良方:如果你不快乐,就假装你很快乐! 这很有效。不久你就会发现,别人不再躲着你了,相反,你开始吸引别人了。你会发觉,做一块能激起好意涟漪的小石头有多么值得。 然后假装就变成了现实。你拥有了使心灵平静的秘密,会因帮助他人而忘我。 一旦你认识到快乐是一种责任并使快乐成为习惯,通向不可思议的乐园的大门就会向你敞开,那里满是感激你的朋友。