【TED】是一个会议的名称,它是英文technology,entertainment, design三个单词的首字母缩写。它是社会各界精英交流的盛会,这里有当代最杰出的思想家,这里有当代最优秀的科学家,这里有迸发着最闪耀的思想火花,这里孕育着最光辉的梦想。

Nigel Marsh
Nigel Marsh is the author of "Fat, Forty and Fired" and "Overworked and Underlaid."



stomach crunches
The third observation is we have to be careful with the time frame that we choose upon which to judge our balance. Before I went back to work after my year at home, I sat down and I wrote out a detailed, step-by-step description of the ideal balanced day that I aspired to. We need to elongate the time frame upon which we judge the balance in our life, but we need to elongate it without falling into the trap of the "I'll have a life when I retire, when my kids have left home, when my wife has divorced me, my health is failing, I've got no mates or interests left." A day is too short; "after I retire" is too long. There's got to be a middle way. A fourth observation: We need to approach balance in a balanced way. Lovely though physical exercise may be, there are other parts to life -- there's the intellectual side; there's the emotional side; there's the spiritual side. And to be balanced, I believe we have to attend to all of those areas -- not just do 50 stomach crunches.
第三点是,我们得好好考虑,以什么样的时间单位来衡量我们试图实现的平衡。在一年赋闲时,就在我回到工作岗位之前,我坐下来细细地一步一步地勾勒了一幅我向往的完美一天的 理想蓝图。 我们得把时间单位拉长来衡量我们期望的平衡,但是这一拉长也不是没有限度的。比如,你最好别说:“我会享受生活的,当我退休了,当子女也都独立,当妻子已弃我而去,当我的身体大不如前,当我已没有朋友,也没有任何兴趣爱好时。” 一天太短,退休又太长。肯定会有折中的办法。 第四点心得:要实现平衡,我们得采取“平衡”的办法。 健身运动的确是不错,但生活的含义其实很丰富。知性生活,情感生活,精神生活。如果想达到平衡,我觉得我们得 关照以上的各个方面——仅仅50个仰卧起坐是不够的。