三篇坚定自己人生信念的文字,苹果总监Cook华盛顿(Washington)大学2015毕业演说

一、《每个人都会死,但不是各类人都曾活过》

Hello GW.

Thank you very much President Knapp for that kind intro. Alex, trustees,
faculty and deans of the university, my fellow honorees, and especially
you the class of 2015. Yes.

By Prince Ea    翻译:Solomon Wolf

Congratulations to you, to your family, to your friends that are
attending today’s ceremony. You made it. It’s a privilege, a rare
privilege of a lifetime to be with you today. And I think thank you
enough for making me an honorary Colonial.

Before I begin today, they asked me to make a standard announcement.
You’ve heard this before. About silencing your phones. Those of you with
an iPhone, just place it in silent mode. If you don’t have an iPhone,
please pass it to the center aisle. Apple has a world‑class recycling
program.

大多数的人惶惑的不是去世

You know, this is really an amazing place. And for a lot of you, I’m
sure that being here in Washington, the very center of our democracy,
was a big draw when you were choosing which school to go to. This place
has a powerful pull. It was here that Dr. Martin Luther King challenged
Americans to make real the promises of democracy, to make justice a
reality for all of God’s children.

而是在走到生命尽头时

And it was here that President Ronald Reagan called on us to believe in
ourselves and to believe in our capacity to perform great deeds. I’d
like to start this morning by telling you about my first visit here. In
the summer of 1977 ‑‑ yes, I’m a little old ‑‑ I was 16 years old and
living in Robertsdale, the small town in southern Alabama that I grew up
in. At the end of my junior year of high school I’d won an essay contest
sponsored by the National Rural Electric Association. I can’t remember
what the essay was about, what I do remember very clearly is writing it
by hand, draft after draft after draft. Typewriters were very expensive
and my family could not afford one.

蓦然回首才发觉

I was one of two kids from Baldwin County that was chosen to go to
Washington along with hundreds of other kids across the country. Before
we left, the Alabama delegation took a trip to our state capitol in
Montgomery for a meeting with the governor. The governor’s name was
George C. Wallace. The same George Wallace who in 1963 stood in the
schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama to block African Americans
from enrolling. Wallace embraced the evils of segregation. He pitted
whites against blacks, the South against the North, the working class
against the so‑called elites. Meeting my governor was not an honor for
me.

您从未真正地活过

My heroes in life were Dr. Martin Luther King, and Robert F. Kennedy,
who had fought against the very things that Wallace stood for. Keep in
mind, that I grew up, or, when I grew up, I grew up in a place where
King and Kennedy were not exactly held in high esteem. When I was a kid,
the South was still coming to grips with its history. My textbooks even
said the Civil War was about states’ rights. They barely mentioned
slavery.

遵照某家医院的钻研

So I had to figure out for myself what was right and true. It was a
search. It was a process. It drew on the moral sense that I’d learned
from my parents, and in church, and in my own heart, and led me on my
own journey of discovery. I found books in the public library that they
probably didn’t know they had. They all pointed to the fact that Wallace
was wrong. That injustices like segregation had no place in our world.
That equality is a right.

做客了一百名临终前的先辈

As I said, I was only 16 when I met Governor Wallace, so I shook his
hand as we were expected to do. But shaking his hand felt like a
betrayal of my own beliefs. It felt wrong. Like I was selling a piece of
my soul.

要她们记念

From Montgomery we flew to Washington. It was the first time I had ever
been on an airplane. In fact it was the first time that I traveled out
of the South. On June 15, 1977, I was one of 900 high schoolers greeted
by the new president, President Jimmy Carter, on the south lawn of the
White House, right there on the other side of the ellipse. I was one of
the lucky ones, who got to shake his hand. Carter saw Baldwin County on
my name tag that day and stopped to speak with me. He wanted to know how
people were doing after the rash of storms that struck Alabama that
year. Carter was kind and compassionate; he held the most powerful job
in the world but he had not sacrificed any of his humanity. I felt proud
that he was president. And I felt proud that he was from the South. In
the space of a week, I had come face to face with two men who guaranteed
themselves a place in history. They came from the same region. They were
from the same political party. They were both governors of adjoining
states. But they looked at the world in very different ways. It was
clear to me, that one was right, and one was wrong. Wallace had built
his political career by exploiting divisions between us. Carter’s
message on the other hand, was that we are all bound together, every one
of us. Each had made a journey that led them to the values that they
lived by, but it wasn’t just about their experiences or their
circumstances, it had to come from within.

她们人生中最大的缺憾是什么

My own journey in life was just beginning. I hadn’t even applied for
college yet at that point. For you graduates, the process of discovering
yourself, of inventing yourself, of reinventing yourself is about to
begin in earnest. It’s about finding your values and committing to live
by them. You have to find your North Star. And that means choices. Some
are easy. Some are hard. And some will make you question everything.
Twenty years after my visit to Washington, I met someone who made me
question everything. Who upended all of my assumptions in the very best
way. That was Steve Jobs.

几乎一切的人答复的

Steve had built a successful company. He had been sent away and he
returned to find it in ruins. He didn’t know it at the time, but he was
about to dedicate the rest of his life to rescuing it, and leading it to
heights greater than anyone could ever imagine. Anyone, that is, except
for Steve. Most people have forgotten, but in 1997 and early 1998, Apple
had been adrift for years. Rudderless. But Steve thought Apple could be
great again. And he wanted to know if I’d like to help.

都不是关于他们做过的事

His vision for Apple was a company that turned powerful technology into
tools that were easy to use, tools that would help people realize their
dreams. And change the world for the better. I had studied to be an
engineer and earned an M.B.A. I was trained to be pragmatic, a problem
solver. Now I found myself sitting before and listening to this very
animated 40‑something guy with visions of changing the world. It was not
what I had expected. You see, when it came to my career, in 1998, I was
also adrift. Rudderless.

而是关于他们没做过什么样

I knew who I was in my personal life, and I kept my eye on my North
Star, my responsibility to do good for someone else, other than myself.
But at work, well I always figured that work was work. Values had their
place and, yes, there were things that I wanted to change about the
world, but I thought I had to do that on my own time. Not in the office.
Steve didn’t see it that way. He was an idealist. And in that way he
reminded me of how I felt as a teenager. In that first meeting he
convinced me if we worked hard and made great products, we too could
help change the world. And to my surprise, I was hooked. I took the job
and changed my life. It’s been 17 years and I have never once looked
back.

没冒过的险

At Apple we believe the work should be more than just about improving
your own self. It’s about improving the lives of others as well. Our
products do amazing things. And just as Steve envisioned, they empower
people all over the world. People who are blind, and need information
read to them because they can’t see the screen. People for whom
technology is a lifeline because they are isolated by distance or
disability. People who witness target=_blank
class=infotextkey>witness injustice and want to expose it, and now
they can because they have a camera in their pocket all the time.

没追过的梦

Our commitment goes beyond the products themselves to how they’re made.
To our impact on the environment. To the role we play in demanding and
promoting equality. And in improving education. We believe that a
company that has values and acts on them can really change the world.
And an individual can too. That can be you. That must be you. Graduates,
your values matter. They are your North Star. And work takes on new
meaning when you feel you are pointed in the right direction. Otherwise,
it’s just a job, and life is too short for that. We need the best and
brightest of your generation to lead in government and in business. In
the science and in the arts. In journalism and in academia. There is
honor in all of these pursuits. And there is opportunity to do work that
is infused with moral purpose. You don’t have to choose between doing
good and doing well. It’s a false choice, today more than ever.

我问你

Your challenge is to find work that pays the rent, puts food on the
table, and lets you do what is right and good and just.

你人生的遗言会是——

So find your North Star. Let it guide you in life, and work, and in your
life’s work. Now, I suspect some of you aren’t buying this. I won’t take
it personally. It’s no surprise that people are skeptical, especially
here in Washington. Where these days you’ve got plenty of reason to be.
And a healthy amount of skepticism is fine. Though too often in this
town, it turns to cynicism. To the idea that no matter who’s talking or
what they’re saying, that their motives are questionable, their
character is suspect, and if you search hard enough, you can prove that
they are lying. Maybe that’s just the world we live in. But graduates,
this is your world to change.

假定我有……

As I said, I am a proud son of the South. It’s my home, and I will
always love it. But for the last 17 years I’ve built a life in Silicon
Valley; it’s a special place. The kind of place where there’s no problem
that can’t be solved. No matter how difficult or complex, that’s part of
its essential quality. A very sincere sort of optimism. Back in the 90s,
Apple ran an advertising campaign we called “Think Different.” It was
pretty simple. Every ad was a photograph of one of our heroes. People
who had the audacity to challenge and change the way we all live. People
like Gandhi and Jackie Robinson, Martha Graham and Albert Einstein,
Amelia Earhart and Miles Davis. These people still inspire us. They
remind us to live by our deepest values and reach for our highest
aspirations. They make us believe that anything is possible. A friend of
mine at Apple likes to say the best way to solve a problem is to walk
into a room full of Apple engineers and proclaim, “this is impossible.”

嘿 兄弟 醒醒吧

I can tell you, they will not accept that. And neither should you. So
that’s the one thing I’d like to bring to you all the way from
Cupertino, California. The idea that great progress is possible,
whatever line of work you choose. There will always be cynics and
critics on the sidelines tearing people down, and just as harmful are
those people with good intentions who make no contribution at all. In
his letter from the Birmingham jail, Dr. King wrote that our society
needed to repent, not merely for the hateful words of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of the good people.

你留存的说辞是什么样

The sidelines are not where you want to live your life. The world needs
you in the arena. There are problems that need to be solved. Injustices
that need to be ended. People that are still being persecuted, diseases
still in need of cure. No matter what you do next, the world needs your
energy. Your passion. Your impatience with progress. Don’t shrink from
risk. And tune out those critics and cynics. History rarely yields to
one person, but think, and never forget, what happens when it does. That
can be you. That should be you. That must be you.

人生不只是办事

Congratulations Class of 2015. I’d like to take one photo of you,
because this is the best view in the world. And it’s a great one.

接下来等待周末和缴房租而已

Thank you very much.

不 不是的

虽说自己精通的不多

但有件事我懂

那就是——天生我材必有用

再者自己要向所有的黑人朋友们道歉

因为我再也无能为力假装

宏大的民权运动领袖马丁·路德·金

她有一个梦

是至极梦有着他

不是人人选取梦想

而是希望选用人们

为此我的问题是——

您是否有勇气抓住那么些选上你的盼望

可怜属于你 撼动你的想望

或者你会挑选眼睁睁地看着它溜走

自家多年来才知道一项有关飞机的实际

这一个令人好奇的事实

本人跟一位的哥聊天

她告知自己有过多司乘人士以为搭飞机很危险

他说 事实上

飞机待在该地上反而更惊险

他说因为飞机在地头上

生锈 故障 零件老化的进度

比在半空中飞行时快很多

本身后来思想

对啊 很有道理

因为飞机是为了在半空飞行而生的

就像人类是为了活出心中的梦想而生的

之所以人生在世最伤心的

莫不就是一辈子在陆上行走

从未

起飞过

图▕  网络

多数的人都会怕遭窃贼

她们会在半夜潜入你的家里偷东西

但您的心中其实也有一位小偷

专偷你的期待

她的名字就叫“怀疑”

假诺你见到它请顿时报警

别让它相仿孩子

因为它是通缉犯

杀过的期望比失利还多

她戴着各个假面

就像个病毒 会让人靠不住 分裂

令人变成“有点哥”

“有点”是可怜危急的

你精晓什么样是“有点”吧

社会上不乏这种全套都“有点”的人

有点想要转换跑道

有点想要考一百分

有点想要有好身材

这是很简短的数学题目

假若您整整都只是“有点”想

您也只会“有点”达到你想要的靶子

您的盼望是哪些

是什么样点燃了希望的火焰

您不可能只是“有点”想要

你必须用生命去追求

进程会很劳累吗

是的 会很勤奋

一向不捷径 你会跌倒许多次

只是有何人在意几遍

您假设记得一件事——

世界上从未有过平滑的山

什么人想要登上顶峰

谁就必须先爬过陡峭的山巅

奇迹你会倍感压力

您会灰心丧志

但让自身告诉你

大导演史蒂文(Steven)·斯皮尔伯格曾三度被影视大学拒绝

两回 但他不曾丢弃

享誉主持人欧普拉被电视机集团炒掉

说他不适合进入电视机圈

但他没有摒弃

天后碧昂斯曾被乐评说他不会歌唱

她还曾罹患忧郁症

但他尚未丢弃

煎熬与批评都是到位优异的先决条件

这就是以此世界运行的规律

何人都不例外

因为有痛苦才是人生

但你可以采取痛苦的项目

是迈向成功的悲苦

要么遗憾终生的痛苦

想听听我的指出吗

做,就对了

人生就是上帝赐予我们的礼品

之所以别搞砸了

千古不能定义你这厮

因为前景的每一刻你都是全新的祥和

由此请把握当下

偶尔你必须先试着跳跃

才能在坠下的历程中羽翼渐丰

您不可以不在岁月结束前得了,

因为人生没有加时赛

也无从重来

自己精晓自己听起来像是在唠叨说教

万一你糟糕用这份礼品

这就是说你不单是看不起你协调

也是看不起全世界

您的心田埋藏着如何

新发明 新点子

有什么样解药 技能

你可以带给这多少个世界

Uni是“一”

Verse是“歌曲”

在这首歌里每个人都是歌手

故而拿起迈克(Mike)风 鼓起勇气

在这人生的舞台上努力演唱

你可能无法赶回过去再也开端

但您可以从前天起初创办全新的结局

二、《写下你最大的遗憾》

俺们放了一个黑板在伦敦市主题一整天(叫来往的客人写下团结“最大的缺憾”):

本身很恐惧很恐惧退步呢

本人后悔浪费了这么多日子然后拒绝了重重火候

自家最大的遗憾是本身从小一向想要做的事

时刻飞逝这大概就是社会风气上最糟的感觉到啊

(没有提请上MBA)

(没有寻找自己的只求)

本身的朋友从事各行各业而自己很难跟每个人都保持联系

直接到终极我都无家可归假使自己没有损伤这么些曾经在本人身边的人或许我不会陷入至此

自我想做过多众多事但本身直接没空去做

我做的装有事情都像是备案一向不是我实在想做的

(没有报名法高校)

(待在自身的舒适圈)

当黑板被写满了各样各个的故事,我们发现几乎拥有的不满都有个共同点:

(没有追求演艺生涯)

(没有、没有)

(没有积极出席)

(没有)

(没有在本人爸去世从前让他抱抱儿子)

(没有当一个更好的爱侣)

这多少个一瓶子不满都是关于没有抢夺机会,都是有关没有讲出的心声,都是有关没有追求的冀望!于是大家给了她们板擦:

这根本的黑板是自我想达到的情形是个自己想去努力的取向

从未坚定不移自己对章程的热情我的遗憾没有了

分外充满希望意思是满载着机遇

(重新伊始)

每一天都是个新的启幕,快去做这一个不做会让你后悔的事!

(重新先导)

《总会有人改变世界的——这厮可能就是您》(someone has to change the
world—it might as well be you)

By Tim Cook    听译:深蓝的歌    后期:Anonymousii

So I had to figure out for myself what was right and true. It was a
search. It was a process. It drew on the moral sense that I’d learned
from my parents, and in church, and in my own heart, and led me on my
own journey of discovery.

为此自己必须学会自己明辨是非,这是一种探索,也是一个过程。我从老人,从教堂,以及从自我内心深处学到的道德观念,指点我走上了属于自己的研究之旅!

Each had made a journey that led them to the values that they lived by,
but it wasn’t just about their experiences or their circumstances, it
had to come from within.

各种人都曾走过寻找自己信仰和价值的进程,但这价值不只来源于于他们的经验和环境,也终以后自他们的心灵。

For you graduates, the process of discovering yourself, of inventing
yourself, of reinventing yourself is about to begin in earnest. It’s
about finding your values and committing to live by them. You have to
find your North Star. And that means choices. Some are easy. Some are
hard. And some will make you question everything.

对您们来说,毕业就表示着一段历程的发端。发现自己,塑造自己,重造自己,都在这些时刻开头。你要找到自己的市值,并在生活中遵从它们。你要物色你的北极星,这也意味着采用。有时候很容易,有时候却很难,有时则会让您质疑一切。

I knew who I was in my personal life, and I kept my eye on my North
Star, my responsibility to do good for someone else, other than myself.
But at work, well I always figured that work was work. Values had their
place and, yes, there were things that I wanted to change about the
world, but I thought I had to do that on my own time. Not in the office.
Steve didn’t see it that way. He was an idealist. And in that way he
reminded me of how I felt as a teenager.

本身了然生活中的自己是何等的,我也平素持有着一个壮烈的靶子,这就是用自身要好的大力让除我以外的局部人过得更好。但本身认为,工作就是做事。工作有工作的市值,我也想过要改变世界,但这项事业只应占用我工作以外的光阴,而不是在办公里。但乔布斯(Jobs)却不这么觉得,他是一个理想主义者,他用她的措施让我想起了我年幼时的想法。

We believe that a company that has values and acts on them can really
change the world. And an individual can too. That can be you. That must
be you. Graduates, your values matter. They are your North Star. And
work takes on new meaning when you feel you are pointed in the right
direction. Otherwise, it’s just a job, and life is too short for that.

我们相信一个独具传统并谆谆为其交由的商店真的可以变更世界。个人也同样可以。这厮或许是您,也非得是您!毕业生们,你们的观念非凡重大。它们是您的北极星。它会为你解释你前进的意思。否则,它就只是一个办事!对于工作以来人生太短了!

Your challenge is to find work that pays the rent, puts food on the
table, and lets you do what is right and good and just.

您面临的挑战是付得起房租和食品,并且所做的事是毋庸置疑的、好的、正义的事。

So find your North Star. Let it guide you in life, and work, and in your
life’s work. Now, I suspect some of you aren’t buying this. I won’t take
it personally. It’s no surprise that people are skeptical, especially
here in Washington. Where these days you’ve got plenty of reason to be.
And a healthy amount of skepticism is fine. Though too often in this
town, it turns to cynicism. To the idea that no matter who’s talking or
what they’re saying, that their motives are questionable, their
character is suspect, and if you search hard enough, you can prove that
they are lying. Maybe that’s just the world we live in. But graduates,
this is your world to change.

就此,找到您的北极星吧!让它指点你在生活和劳作或者说你一生贡献的做事。但自己前些天怀疑,你们其中的一对人对此不感兴趣。有质疑精神是正规的,尤其是在华盛顿(华盛顿)。在最近这么些时期你们也有理由怀疑。记住,持怀疑态度是件好事,但太过怀疑的人反复会成为愤世嫉俗的人。他俩会以为不管何人说了怎么的事,他们的初衷都值得质疑,他们的人格都该被怀疑。假如您奋力追寻的话,你会发现她们真正是在说谎。也许这就是大家生存的社会风气,不过毕业生们,这是你们要改变的世界!

People like Gandhi and Jackie Robinson, Martha Graham and Albert
Einstein, Amelia Earhart and Miles Davis. These people still inspire us.
They remind us to live by our deepest values and reach for our highest
aspirations. They make us believe that anything is possible.

譬如像甘地、杰基•鲁滨逊,比如马莎(Martha)•格Lamb、爱因斯坦,比如阿米格拉茨(Amelia)Earhart和Miles
戴维斯(Davis)(Davis)。直到现在,这一个人一如既往激励着我们,提示我们要为内心深处的价值而活,实现大家最高雅的非凡。他们让大家深信任何事情都有可能。

So that’s the one thing I’d like to bring to you all the way from
Cupertino, California. The idea that great progress is possible,
whatever line of work you choose. There will always be cynics and
critics on the sidelines tearing people down, and just as harmful are
those people with good intentions who make no contribution at all. In
his letter from the Birmingham jail, Dr. King wrote that our society
needed to repent, not merely for the hateful words of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of the good people.

之所以这就是自个儿想从库比蒂诺带给您们的,伟大的上扬是唯恐的。不管你挑选了怎么的行事,生活周围总会又批评和奚弄。它们可能会制服你的心尖,但仅仅有好意图却碌碌无为的人也同等不好。马丁(Martin)•路德•金在一封书信里写到:大家的社会急需改变的不光是恶人说的脏话,也要好人们骇人听闻的沉默。

The sidelines are not where you want to live your life. The world needs
you in the arena. There are problems that need to be solved. Injustices
that need to be ended. People that are still being persecuted, diseases
still in need of cure. No matter what you do next, the world needs your
energy. Your passion. Your impatience with progress. Don’t shrink from
risk. And tune out those critics and cynics. History rarely yields to
one person, but think, and never forget, what happens when it does. That
can be you. That should be you. That must be you.

你不能够只做一个别人,你需要参加到这么些世界的舞台上。这世界有广大题材亟需去化解,不公道现象需要被终结。很多少人还在面临损害,很多毛病仍待治疗。无论接下去你要做什么样,那么些世界都需要你的能量,需要您的热心,需要您对进步的急功近利追求。不要回避风险,也别无视批评和讽刺,历史很少屈服于某个人,但别忘了,它有时真的会屈服于某人!这个人想必是您,应该是您,也务必是你!

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