【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。
Adora Svitak
A prolific short story writer and blogger since age seven, Adora Svitak speaks around the United States to adults and children as an advocate for literacy.


"The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round"
"Pioneer Germ Fighters"(出现两次,第一次出现时无需加双引号或大写)
Regimes become oppressive when they're fearful about keeping control. And although adults may not be quite at the level of totalitarian regimes, kids have no, or very little say in making the rules, when really the attitude should be reciprocal, meaning that the adult population should learn and take into account the wishes of the younger population. Now, what's even worse than restriction is that adults often underestimate kids abilities. We love challenges, but when expectations are low, trust me, we will sink to them. My own parents had anything but low expectations for me and my sister. Okay, so they didn't tell us to become doctors or lawyers or anything like that, but my dad did read to us about Aristotle and pioneer germ fighters when lots of other kids were hearing "The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round." Well, we heard that one too, but "Pioneer Germ Fighters" totally rules.
当政体害怕统治失控时,它就会变得暴虐。虽然大人可能不会像独裁政权一样心狠手辣,但小孩在制定规则方面是几乎没有话语权的。而正确的态度应该是两者相互尊重的,也就是说成人群体应该了解并认真对待年幼群体的愿望。 然而比限制更糟糕的是,大人常常低估小孩的能力。我们喜欢挑战,但假如大人对我们期望很低的话,说真的,我们就会不思进取。我自己的父母对我和姐姐抱很高的期望。当然,他们没有让我们立志成为医生或律师诸如此类的,但我爸经常读关于亚里斯多德和先锋细菌斗士的故事给我们听,而其他小孩大多听的是《公车的轮子转呀转》。其实我们也有听这个,但《先锋细菌斗士》实在是比那个强多了。