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The Importance of Being Honest(诚信的重要性!)

(2008-10-22 20:46:02)
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The Importance of Being Honest (诚信的重要性!)


In the busy city of New York, such an astonishing thing that ever happened.
在繁忙的纽约,如此令人惊讶的事情随时都会发生。

On a Friday night, a poor young artist stood at the gate of the subway station, playing his violin. Though the music was great, people were quickly going home for the weekend. In this case, many of them slowed down their paces and put some money into the hat of the young man.
在一个周五的晚上,一个贫穷的年轻艺术家站在地铁站的门口,拉着小提琴。尽管音乐非常美妙,人们飞快的赶回家过周末。在这种情况下,他们中的很多人放慢了他们的脚步,然后往这个年轻人的帽子里放入一些钱。
The next day, the young artist came to the gate of the subway station, and put his hat on the ground gracefully. Different than the day before, he took out a large piece of paper and laid it on the ground and put some stones on it. Then he adjusted the violin and began playing. It seemed more pleasant to listen to.
第二天,这个年轻人来到了地铁站的门口,把他的帽子优雅的放在地上。和昨天不同的是,他拿出了一张大纸,把它摊在地上,并放上了一些石头。然后他调了调小提琴开始演奏。他似乎更动听了。

Before long, the young violinist was surrounded with people, who were all attracted by the words on that paper. It said, “Last night, a gentleman named George Sang put an important thing into my hat by mistaken. Please come to claim it soon.”
不久之后,这个年轻的小提琴家已经被人们围绕起来了,人们都被纸上的文字所吸引。那上面说“昨天晚上,一个叫George Sang的绅士误往我帽子里放了一个重要的东西,请尽快来取回。”


Seeing this, it caused a great excitement and people wondered what it could be. After about half an hour, a middle-aged man ran there in a hurry and rushed through the crowd to the violinist and grabbed his shoulders and said, “Yes, it’s you. You did come here. I knew that you’re an honest man and would certainly come here.”
看到这里,这产生了非常大的兴奋而且人们想知道那是什么。半个小时之后,一个中年人飞快的跑过来然后拨开围绕着小提琴家的人群,抓住他的肩膀说:“是的,是你,你真的来了。我知道你是个诚实的人,而且一定会来的”

The young violinist asked calmly, “Are you Mr. George Sang?”
The man nodded. The violinist asked, “Did you lose something?”
“Lottery. It’s lottery,” said the man.
The violinist took out a lottery ticket on which George Sang’s name was seen. “Is it?” he asked.
George nodded promptly and seized the lottery ticket and kissed it, then he danced with the violinist.
这个年轻的小提琴家冷静的问道:“你是George Sang先生吗?”
男人点点头。小提琴家说“你丢了什么东西了吗?”
“彩票,是一张彩票”这个男人说。
小提琴家拿出一张写着George Sang这个名字的彩票“是这张吗?”他问
George迅速点点头并且抓过这张彩票亲吻起来,然后他拉这小提琴家跳起舞来。

The story turned out to be this: George Sang is an office clerk. He bought a lottery ticket issued by a bank a few days ago. The awards opened yesterday and he won a prize of $500,000. So he felt very happy after work and felt the music was so wonderful, that he took out 50 dollars and put in the hat. However the lottery ticket was also thrown in. The violinist was a student at an Arts College and had planned to attend advanced studies in Vienna. He had booked the ticket and would fly that morning. However when he was cleaning up he found the lottery ticket. Thinking that the owner would return to look for it, he cancelled the flight and came back to where he was given the lottery ticket.
这个故事原来是这样的:Georg Sang是一个办公室职员。他几天前买了一张银行发行的彩票。昨天开奖了,他中了500,000美元。所以他下班后感到非常开心并且觉得这个音乐非常美妙,所以他拿出50美元把它放到了那个帽子里。然后那张彩票也一起被扔了进去。这个小提琴家是一个艺术学院的学生,并且已经计划参加维也纳的高级进修了。然而当他清理的时候他发现了这张彩票。他想这个拥有者可能会返回来寻找它,他取消了航班并且回到他得到彩票的地方。

Later someone asked the violinist: “At that time you were in needed to pay the tuition fee and you had to play the violin in the subway station every day to make the money. Then why didn’t you take the lottery ticket for yourself?”
最后有人问这个小提琴家说:“那个时候你需要交学费,而且你不得不每天在地铁站拉琴赚钱。那么为什么你不留下这张彩票呢?”
The violinist said, “Although I don’t have much money, I live happily; but if I lose honesty I won’t be happy forever.”
小提琴家说:“虽然我没有很多钱,可我生活的开心,但是如果我失去了诚实,我永远都不会开心了”
Through our lives, we can gain a lot and lose so much. But being honest should always be with us. If we bear ourselves in a deceptive and dishonest way, we may succeed temporarily. However, from the long-term view, we will be a loser. Such kind of people are just like the water on the mountain. It stands high above the masses at the beginning, but gradually it comes down inch by inch and loses the chance of going up.
通过我们的生活,我们能够得到很多也失去很多。但是诚实应该一直都伴随的我们。如果我们忍受我们自己走上撒谎和不诚实的道路,我们可能只会暂时成功。然而,从长期观点来看,我们将会是失败者,这样的人就像山上的水。它最初高高的站在大众之上,但是逐渐的他会一英寸一英寸的下滑并且失去了往高爬的机会。

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