来源：沪江听写酷 2012-01-31 20:14
Follow your dream,no matter what
There was a young man born in a poor family. As a result, his school career was continually interrupted. Once he was asked to write a paper about what he wanted to be and do when he grew up. That night he wrote a seven-page paper describing his goal of someday owning a horse ranch. He wrote about his dream in great detail and he even drew a diagram of a 200-acre ranch. Then he drew a detailed floor plan for a 4,000-square-foot house that would sit on a 200-acre dream ranch. He put a great deal of his heart into the project and the next day he handed it in to his teacher. Two days later he received his paper back. On the front page was a large red F with a note that read. "See me after class." The boy with the dream went to see the teacher after class and asked, "Why did I receive an F?" The teacher said,"This is an unrealistic dream for a young boy like you. You have no money. You have no resources from your family. There's no way you could ever do it." Then the teacher added,"If you will rewrite this paper with a more realistic goal, I will reconsider your grade." The boy went home and thought about it long and hard. He asked his father what he should do. His father said,"Look, son, you have to make up your own mind on this. However, I think it is a very important decision for you." Finally, after sitting with it for a week, the boy turned in the same paper, making no changes at all. He stated ,"You can keep the F and I'll keep my dream." Recollecting the story ,my friend Monty and I are now sitting in his 4,000-square-foot house in the middle of a 200-acre horse ranch. Two summers ago that same schoolteacher brought 30 kids to camp out on his ranch. When the teacher was leaving, he said,"Look, Monty ,I can tell you this now. When I was your teacher,I was something of a dream stealer. During those years I stole a lot of kids' dreams. Fortunately you had enough gumption not to give up on yours."
有一个年轻人出世在一个穷的家庭里。结果，他的求学过程并不顺利。一旦他被要求写一篇关于自己想要什么可以做，当他长大的。 那天晚上，他写了七页纸，描述他的目标是将来拥有一个大牧场。他详细地写下了他的梦想，他也画了一张200亩农场的设计图。他详尽地计划4000平方英尺的房子，坐在一张200亩农场的梦想。 他提出了大量的，他的心为这个项目和第二天交给了老师。两天后他拿回了报告。封面上是一个又红又大的F和一个便条。”下课后来见我。” 怀着梦想的男孩下课后去见老师问，“为什么给我不及格？” 老师说，“这是一个不切实际的梦想，一个年轻的男孩像你。你没有钱。你没有资源来自你的家庭。你没有办法做到。”接着他又说，“如果你重新写一个比较现实的目标，我会重新考虑你的分数。” 男孩回到家里，思考了很久。他问他的父亲他应该怎么做。他的父亲说，“听着，儿子，你必须使你自己的想法在这。然而，我认为这是一个非常重要的决定，你。” 最后，一个星期后，他把原来的纸，没有任何变化。他说，“你不及格，我会坚持我的梦想。” 回忆这个故事，我的朋友和我正坐在他的占地4000平方英尺的房子中间的一个200英亩的牧场。两年前的夏天，那位老师带了30个孩子在他的农场露营。当老师离开的时候，他说，“看，蒙蒂，我现在可以告诉你了。当我是你的老师，我是一个梦想的小偷。在那些年里，我偷了很多孩子们的梦想。幸亏你有这个毅力坚持自己的梦想。”