能為別人付出是件幸福的事,只是現實的環境常會澆熄心中的火光;

但是親愛的,儘管世界有時冷漠,心中仍要懷有熱情;

就算難免心寒,但永遠要懷抱希望。

世界因你們的誠懇熱情、認真執著而變得可愛,

不管怎樣,選擇良善,做正確的事,

那怕是小小的舉動、默默的付出,也會有重要的影響。

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《The Paradoxical Commandments》~~~by Dr. Kent M. Keith

1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.

人都是邏輯不通、不講道理、自我中心的。但不管怎樣,還是要愛人。

2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

如果你做好事,別人說你是為自己打算、別有用心。但不管怎樣,還是要做好事。

3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

如果你成功以後,身邊盡是假的朋友和真的敵人。但不管怎樣,還是要成功。

4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.

你今天所行的善事,明天就被遺忘。但不管怎樣,還是要行善。

5. Honesty and frankness make you vulunerable. Be honest and frank anyway.

誠實與坦率待人常使你受到傷害。但不管怎樣,還是要誠實坦率。

6. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas, can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.

眼光遠大的人,會被心胸狹隘的小人攻擊。但不管怎樣,還是要眼光遠大。

7. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

人都會同情弱者,可是只追隨贏家。但不管怎樣,還是要為弱者奮鬥。

8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

你多年建立起來的東西,極可能毀於一旦。但不管怎樣,還是要建設。

9. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.

別人急需幫忙,然而你幫了忙以後卻可能被他們攻擊。但不管怎樣,還是要助人。

10.Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

你把最好的自己獻給了世界,卻大大受挫。但不管怎樣,還是要將最好的你獻給世界。

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原作by Dr. Kent M. Keith,德蕾莎修女,讀到了「矛盾十誡」之後,也把它做成一面牌子,掛在加爾各答兒童之家的巴滿牆上。

 

 

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