VTo be or not to beOutside the Bible, these six words are the most famous in all the literature of the world. They were spoken by Hamlet when he was thinking aloud, and they are the most famous words in Shakespeare because Hamlet was speaking not only himself but also every thinking man and woman. To be or not to be, to live or not to live, to live richly and abundantly and eagerly, or to live dully and meanly and scarcely. A philosopher once wanted to know whether he was alive or not, which is a good question everyone to put to himself occasionally. He answered it by saying ;I think, theree am.;But the best definition of existence ever saw did another philosopher who said ;To be is to be in relations.; If this true, then the more relations a living thing has, the more it is alive. To live abundantly means simply to increase the range and intensity of our relations. Untunately we are so constituted that we get to love our routine. But apart from our regular occupation how much are we alive? If you are interest-ed only in your regular occupation, you are alive only to that extent. So far as other things are concerned--poetry and prose, music, pictures, sports, unselfish friendships, politics, international affairs--you are dead.Contrariwise, it is true that every time you acquire a new interest--even more, a new accomplishment--you increase your power of life. No one who is deeply interested in a large variety of subjects can remain unhappy; the real pessimist is the person who has lost interest.Bacon said that a man dies as often as he loses a friend. But we gain new life by contacts, new friends. What is supremely true of living objects is only less true of ideas, which are also alive. Where your thoughts are, there will your live be also. If your thoughts are confined only to your business, only to your physical welfare, only to the narrow circle of the town in which you live, then you live in a narrow cir-conscribed life. But if you are interested in what is going on in China, then you are living in China~ if you’re interested in the characters of a good novel, then you are living with those highly interesting people, if you listen intently to fine music, you are away from your immediate surroundings and living in a world of passion and imagination.To be or not to be--to live intensely and richly, merely to exist, that depends on ourselves. Let widen and intensify our relations. While we live, let live!生存还是毁灭“生存还是毁灭”如果把《圣经除外，这六个字便是整个世界文学中最有名的六个字了这六个字是哈姆雷特一次喃喃自语时说的，而这六个字也就成了莎士比亚作品中最有名的几个字了，因为这里哈姆雷特不仅道出了他自己的心声，同时也代表了一切有思想的男男女女是活还是不活——是要生活还是不要生活，是要生活得丰满充实，兴致勃勃，还是只是活得枯燥委琐，贫乏无味一位哲人一次曾想弄清他自己是否是在活着，这个问题我们每个人也大可不时地问问我们自己这位哲学家对此的是： “我思故我在”但是关于生存我所见过的一条最好的定义却是另一位哲学家下的：“生活即是联系”如果这话不假的话，那么一个有生命者的联系越多，它也就越有生气所谓要活得丰富充实也即是要扩大和加强我们的各种联系不幸的是，我们往往会因为天性不够丰厚而容易陷入自己的陈规旧套试问除去我们的日常工作，我们的真正生活又有多少?如果你只是对你的日常工作才有兴趣，那你的生趣也就很有限了至于在其它事物方面，比如诗歌、散文、音乐、美术、体育、无私的友谊、政治与国际事务，等等——你只是死人一个但反过来说，每当你获得一种新的兴趣——甚至一项新的造诣——你就增长了你的生活本领一个能对许许多多事物都深感兴趣的人是不可能总不愉快的，真正的悲观者只能是那些丧失兴趣的人培根曾讲过，一个人失去朋友即是死亡但是凭着交往，凭着新朋，我们就能获得再生这条对于活人可谓千真万确的道理在一定程度上也完全适用于人的思想，它们也都是活的你的思想所在，你的生命便也在那里如果你的思想不出你的业务范围，不出你的物质利益，不出你所在城镇的狭隘圈子，那么你的一生便也只是多方受着局限的狭隘的一生但是如果你对当前中国那里所发生的种种感到兴趣，那么你便可说也活在中国；如果你对一本佳妙小说中的人物感到兴趣，你便是活在一批极有趣的人们中间；如果你能全神贯注地听点好的音乐，你就会超脱出你的周围环境而活在一个充满与想象的神奇世界之中生存还是毁灭——活得热烈活得丰富，还是只是简单存在，这就全在我们自己但愿我们都能不断扩展和增强我们的各种联系只要一天我们活着，就要一天是在活着 38318
365天交际口语详解（）：害怕Part3--360°文化洗礼 -- ::8 来源： 文化洗礼360°胆小如“鸡”与“chicken out”美国俚语中，“chicken”可用来表示“胆小的”，常用的一个和“chicken”有关的习语是：chicken out“chicken out”的意思是：原来计划好做一件事，但是到最后一刻却害怕了，感到完成不了，于是便中途停止或放弃，也可以说是临阵退缩这种事情几乎每个人都在不同情况下经历过…Today I was sure I could work up my courage and dive off the ten meter board at the pool. I walked right out to the edge, but then I chickened out—it looked like a long way down to the water!我原来以为今天我肯定会鼓足了勇气从游泳池那个十米高的跳台上跳下去可是，当我走到跳台边缘的时候却退缩从跳台到水面的距离看起来好远啊！下面再来看一个例子：My friend Joe was planning to get married the fourth time. But at the last moment he chickened out because his first three marriages ended in divorce and he was afraid to take another chance.我的朋友乔原来准备要第四次结婚可是，到了最后一刻他胆怯了，因为他结过三次婚，最后结局都是离婚，所以他怕这次又会不成功 文化 害怕 口语 详解
Spring Fever Peter could no longer remain in doors, not another minute. The beautiful spring days gave him strange feelings. It left him helpless with no control over himself. He took his hat and walked out of his office. Peter kept going until he reached Highland Amusement park. He knew this park；here he had felt the first excitement of love more than 5 years ago. Now he was a married man with a wife and years old boy and he loved them dearly, but it was spring and some-how he felt free as the wind, the way he felt in his twenties when he thought he had the world in his hands. The whole park was over-whelmed by a holiday atmosphere as if life had opened a new road the people. He felt the same way deep down within him. He wanted something to happen to him, something new and different. He thought of his wife knitting her sweater. Billy would be playing his toy or fixing his bicycle. If he had been at home with them, he would be fixing the flower bed and working around the house. But he did not feel that way now. The fever of adventure rose within him. He was carried away by a rebellion against the principle he had respected. Inside the amusement park, he stopped in front a shooting gallery1) and watched the man shoot down white ten ducks and birds. The gallery owner turned to Peter and said：“Come on. Try your luck, win a nice prize your girlfriend. ”Peter laughed. “Ok. Brother. ”He said：“I will try it. ”He picked up a rifle), aimed at the moving ducks and pulled the trigger3) quickly shot after shot, and he won a big doll.He walked away and then he saw a young woman. Without hesitation, Peter held the doll out to her and said, “Pardon me, but would you do me a favour? I feel funny carrying this doll around. So would you mind taking it？It needs a mother. ”The girl shook off her surprise and laughed. “Well. If it embarrasses) you, I suppose there is nothing else I can do.” She accepted the doll and thanked him. “It’s lovely. Where ever did you get it？”“I won it at the shooting gallery. ”He told her and almost without realizing it, he was walking beside her up the path through the park.