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Do Hard Things

(2009-09-05 10:25:23)
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勇挑重担
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Do Hard Things
Alex and brett Harris are Challenging Teens
To Choose Leadership Overlaziness

Alex and Brett Harris are challenging teens to choose leadership over laziness
Twin brothers Alex and Brett Harris are calling teenagers around the globe to rebel. And the brothers' message is getting out – they're among the most widely read young writers on the web. Sounds dangerous, right?
Wrong. Instead of asking teens to rebel against authority, the 20-year-old Harris twins are challenging teens to rebel against low expectations. They believe today's society is teaching teens to be irresponsible. So the twins are encouraging young people to take a different path – the difficult one. It's a path that requires more work but also promises more rewards. The message is simple but powerful: Be ambitious, become a leader, change the world.
Redefining the teenage years
To get their message out, the twins from Oregon started a blog that has become a worldwide movement一The Rebelution. The world “rebelution” is a combination of the words rebellion and revolution.
Teens are encourage to rebel against the saying. “Be young, have fun!” and instead to follow the motto, “Do hard things.” The movement signals the beginning of a real revolution.
DID YOU KNOW
When 16-year-old Zach Hunter was in seventh grade. He started an organization called loose change to loosen chains.” The group helps young people start school clubs to fight slavery and to educate consumers about products made with slave labor. Pennsylvania high schooler Jaime Coleman started a shoe-collecting project called “walk humbly” in 2007. through it, she collected 4,200 pairs of shoes for people in Karogoto, Kenya.

现在,一切从头开始
Now it all started
In the summer of 2005, the 16-year-old twins were bored with their high school debate team. They wanted a bigger challenge-one that would move them into the “real world.” Their dad, Gregg, a well-known figure in the American homeschool movement, delivered one. He put them on an intense reading program. He handed them a stack of books that included bestsellers The Tipping Point and The World is Flat. As they read, they learned that teens in countries like China and India were accomplishing far more than those in the U.S. The brothers conclude that their culture was teaching them to be selfish and immature. So they began writing their thoughts about the teenage years on a blog.To support their ideas, they included historical facts, biblical ideas and contemporary examples. Through the blog, they soon realized that other teens were feeling the same way. Teens were thinking big but lacked opportunities to act big. The Harris boys had stuck a chord in the hearts of many people, and their blog drew more and more readers.

2005年的夏季,16岁的孖生兄弟在高中的辩论队里感到枯燥无味。他们想出一个更大胆的挑战,置身于“现实的世界”。他们的老爹格力,一位美国家庭教育运动的著名人物。给他们带来一个热情洋溢的读书计划。并且给他们带来一大堆书籍;其中包括有畅销书《临界点》和《世界是平的》等著作。他们在阅读期间知道很多有关中国和印度的青少年比美国的青少年实现更多的理想。他们兄弟俩认定美国的文化教人自私以及幼稚可笑。因此,他们在网上开了一个博客写出他们青少年的思想感情世界。为了得到人们的支持和认同他们的观点,他们论及历史上事实根据,圣经上的主意以及当代人的成功范例。通过他们的博客,他们马上体会到青少年人的感同身受。青少年有很多的雄伟的想法,但缺乏付之行动的机会。他们兄弟俩的观点在许多的青少年心目中引起共鸣,因此,他们的博客吸引越来越多的读者。
反叛性的革命3个C
The three Cs of the Rebelution
As the twins’ ideas developed into The Rebelution, three main teaching pints emerged: character, competence and collaboration. Last year, they put these ideas and more in their book Do Hard Tings. In it, they emphasize getting out of one’s comfort zone and stretching oneself in all areas. There are endless examples, from aiming to do 100 push-ups to staring a club that helps needy kids. They believe that working on big tasks with others leads to personal growth.

Do Hard Things emphasizes that trying and falling is better than not trying at all. Because the goal is growth, failure is acceptable.

当孖生兄弟的想法发展成为具有反叛性的革命之时,其三个主要的论点已逐渐显现出来:性格,能力与合作。去年,他们把这些想法写成书本《勇挑重担》。书里面强调,走出你个人的“舒服圈子”,在各个领域里舒展你的才华。书里有许多的例子,从做100个俯卧撑为目标到建立帮助贫困儿童的协会。他们相信此项工作,命临许多其他通向个人成熟的考验。

为《勇挑重担》而奔波
Do Hard Things Tour
Alex and Brett will soon strat their second year of university in Virginia. But this summer, just like the last two, the boys have taken their message on the road. By hosting Do Hard Tings conferences around the U.S. they’re challenging thousands of teens face-to-face. By taking the challenge, young people are redefining the teenage years. And, they’re changing the world.

亚力斯和布莱特很快在佛吉尼亚州大学上大二了。今年的夏季像以往的两年一样,男生把他们的信息资料到处分发而奔跑。在全美各地举行《勇挑重担》专题会议,他们兄弟俩面对面与数千同龄人进行挑战,年青人需重新定义青少年的阶段,他们需挑战未来的世界。

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