註釋:1.Contrariwise adv. 反之,顽固地,乖张地
例句:
He always gives permission; she, contrariwise, always refuses it.
他总是予以应允; 她则相反, 总是拒绝.
2.circumscribed adj. 外接的,受限制的
例句:
Their life was extremely circumscribed, with long hours of study and few of play.
由于长时间的学习和很少玩耍,他们的生活范围太局限了。
3.intensify vt. 增强(强化,加剧,加厚,增高银影密度)
例句:
My first failure only intensify my desire to succeed.
我的初次失败只更加强了我成功的信念。
4.intently adv. 一心一意地,心无旁物地,专心地
例句:
He was examining the stamps intently.
他正在聚精会神地细看邮票。
Contrariwise,it is true that every time you acquire a new interest--even more,a new accomplishment--you increase your power of life. No one who is deeply interested in a large variety of subjects can remain unhappy;the real pessimist is the person who has lost interest. Bacon said that a man dies as often as he loses a friend. But we gain new life by contacts,new friends. What is supremely true of living objects is only less true of ideas,which are also alive. Where your thoughts are,there will your live be also. If your thoughts are confined only to your business,only to your physical welfare,only to the narrow circle of the town in which you live,then you live in a narrow circumscribed life. But if you are interested in what is going on in China,then you are living in China,if you're interested in the characters of a good novel,then you are living with those highly interesting people,if you listen intently to fine music,you are away from your immediate surroundings and living in a world of passion and imagination. To be or not to be--to live intensely and richly,merely to exist,that depends on ourselves. Let widen and intensify our relations. While we live,let live!
但反过来说,每当你获得一种新的兴趣——甚至一项新的造诣——你就增长了你的生活本领。一个能对许许多多事物都深感兴趣的人是不可能总不愉快的,真正的悲观者只能是那些丧失兴趣的人。 培根曾讲过,一个人失去朋友即是死亡。但是凭着交往,凭着新朋,我们就能获得再生。这条对于活人可谓千真万确的道理在一定程度上也完全适用于人的思想,它们也都是活的。你的思想所在,你的生命便也在那里。如果你的思想不出你的业务范围,不出你的物质利益,不出你所在城镇的狭隘圈子,那么你的一生便也只是多方受着局限的狭隘的一生。但是如果你对当前中国那里所发生的种种感到兴趣,那么你便可说也活在中国;如果你对一本佳妙小说中的人物感到兴趣,你便是活在一批极有趣的人们中间;如果你能全神贯注地听点好的音乐,你就会超脱出你的周围环境而活在一个充满激情与想象的神奇世界之中。 生存还是毁灭——活得热烈活得丰富,还是只是简单存在,这就全在我们自己。但愿我们都能不断扩展和增强我们的各种联系。只要一天我们活着,就要一天是在活着。