[Reading Skills] 30. 명연설 읽기②

여러분은 지금까지의 Reading Skills 칼럼을 통해 영문독해에 대한 여러가지 기법들을 배웠을 것이다.

앞으로 2회 정도 Reading Skills 칼럼을 특집 형태로 게재한 뒤에는 '어휘끝!'으로 강의 주제를 바꿀 계획이다.

Reading Skills 원고에 대한 독자 여러분의 각별한 관심에 감사드린다.

'Life Is A Juggling Game'은 미국 코카콜라 사의 전문경영인 사장이었던 브라이언 다이슨(Brian Dyson)이 하버드 대학에서 연설한 원고다.

짧고 쉬운 글이지만 어떻게 살아야 할지, 인생에서 가장 중요한 가치가 무엇인지를 깊이 생각하게 해주는 글이다.

새해를 맞아 대학생이 되거나 사회인으로 나아가는 고등학교 3학년 학생들에게 특히 의미있는 글이다.

이 글을 통해 여러분 자신의 생활을 차분히 돌아보고,미래를 계획할 수 있는 기회를 갖게 되기 바란다.


In a Havard university commencement address several years ago. Brain Dyson, CEO of Coca Cola enterprises, spoke of the relation of work to one's other commitments :

[ Life is a juggling game ]

In a Havard university commencement address several years ago,Brain Dyson, CEO of Coca Cola enterprises, spoke of the relation of work to one's other commitments:Life Is A Juggling GameImagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them--work, family, health, friends and spirit and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls? Family, health, friends and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one the these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in you life.


* Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.

* Don't set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.

* Don't take for granted the things close to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.

* Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.

* Don't give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

* Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.

* Don't be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

* Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

* Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been, but also where you are going.

* Don't forget that a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

* Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.

* Don't use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.

* Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery and today is a gift.

That's why we call it--The Present.


< 주요 어휘 해설 >

* commencement 졸업식

* juggling 저글링(공, 접시 등으로) 곡예를 하는 것

* irrevocably 되돌릴 수 없는, 취소, 변경 할 수 없는

* scuff 상하다, 닳다

* nicked 깨진, 흠이 난

* worth 가치

* deem 생각하다, 간주하다

* cling to ~에 달라붙다; 애착을 가지고 떨어지지 않다

* meaningless 의미 없는

* thread 실, 가는 선

* retrieve 되찾다, 만회하다

* savor 맛, 풍미

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