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英语美文:竹的启示

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高中生美文:竹的启示

当我回想起竹子所具有的这种恢复原状的本领时,“韧性”这个词便在我的脑海中浮现出来。这个词用来形容人的时候,则表示一个人具有从惊吓、沮丧以及其它任何超越人类情感极限的状态中从容地恢复过来的能力......


One of my fondest memories as a child is going by the river and sitting idly on the bank. There I would enjoy the peace and quiet, watch the water rush downstream, and listen to the chirps1 of birds and the rustling2 of leaves in the trees. I would also watch the bamboo trees bend under pressure from the wind and watch them return gracefully to their upright or original position after the wind had died down.


   When I think about the bamboo tree’s ability to bounce back or return to it’s original position, the word resilience3 comes to mind. When used in reference to a person this word means the ability to readily recover from shock, depression or any other situation that stretches4 the limits of a person’s emotions.


   Have you ever felt like you are about to snap5? Have you ever felt like you are at your breaking point? Thankfully, you have survived the experience to live to talk about it.


   During the experience you probably felt a mix of emotions that threatened your health. You felt emotionally drained, mentally exhausted and you most likely endured unpleasant physical symptoms.


   Life is a mixture of good times and bad times, happy moments and unhappy moments. The next time you are experiencing one of those bad times or unhappy moments that take you close to your breaking point, bend but don’t break. Try your best not to let the situation get the best of you.


   A measure of hope will take you through the unpleasant ordeal6. With hope for a better tomorrow or a better situation, things may not be as bad as they seem to be. The unpleasant ordeal may be easier to deal with if the end result is worth having.

 

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