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【寓言故事】成功的关键和智力缺陷

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KEYS TO SUCCESS
成功的关键

        One day a father was teaching his son and said, “The keys to your success are keeping your word and cleverness. Once you give somebody a promise, you must carry it out on matter what will happen. This is called ‘keeping one’s words.’”
        一天,一位父亲教导儿子时说道:“成功的关键在于信守承诺,还有足够聪明。一旦你对某人许下承诺,无论发生什么,都要实现诺言。这叫‘信守诺言’。”
        “What is cleverness?” asked his son.
        “那么什么叫聪明呢?”儿子问道。
        “Cleverness is that you’ll never make such a promise.” the father answered.
        “聪明就是永远别作这样的承诺。”父亲回答道。

 


MENTAL DEFICIENCY
智力缺陷

       “Would you mind telling me, Doctor,” Bob asked, “how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?”
       “医生,你能不能告诉我,“鲍勃问,”对于一个看上去很正常的人,你怎样判断他有智力缺陷呢?”
       “Nothing is easier,” he replied. “You ask him a simple question which everyone should answer with no trouble. If he hesitates, that puts you on the track.”
      “这再简单不过了,”医生回答道, “你问他一个简单的问题,简单到所有人都能轻而易举地答对,如果他犹豫了,那你就知道是怎么回事了。”
      “Well, what sort of question?”
      “哦,那要问什么样的问题呢?”
      “Well, you might ask him, ‘Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?”
      “嗯,你可以这样问:‘库克船长环球旅行了三次,但是在其中一次的途中去世了,是哪一次呢?’”
       Bob thought for a moment, and then said with a nervous laugh, “You wouldn’t happen to have another example , would you? I must confess I don’t know much about history.”
       鲍勃想了一会儿,然后很紧张地笑着说:“你就不能问另外一个问题吗?坦率地说,我对历史了解得不是很多。”