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如何保持年轻 How to Stay Young

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  How to Stay Young

  如何保持年轻

  The older I grow, the more I appreciate children. Now, at my 80th birthday, I salute them again. Children are the most wholesome part of the race, the sweetest, for they are freshest from the hand of God. Whimsical, ingenious, mischievous, they fill the world with joy and good humor. We adults live a life of apprehension as to what they will think of us; a life of defense against their terrifying energy; a life of hard work to live up to their great expectations. We put them to bed with a sense of relief---and greet them in the morning with delight and anticipation. We envy them the freshness of adventure and the discovery of life. In all these ways, children add to the wonder of being alive. In all these ways, they help to keep us young.

  我年事愈长,愈欣赏儿童的优美资质。值此八十贱辰,我再度向他们致敬。儿童乃是人类最健全的部分,极为可爱,因为他们刚来自上帝之手。他们满怀奇想、机 敏、淘气,使这个世界充满快乐与欢欣。我们成年人过着这样的生活:我们担心儿童会对我们有什么样的想法;他们的精力多得吓人,我们须加以防备;我们要努力 工作,以达到他们的期望。打发他们上床以后,我们才觉得放心---早上见到他们,我们又充满喜悦和期待。我们羡慕儿童对于新奇事物的尝试,以及生活方面的 发现。经由这些方式,儿童增加了生活的奇妙。经由这些方式,儿童使我们得以保持年轻。