给爱子的信(上)

日期:2009-10-15 10:20:35    阅读:1890

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亲爱的塞斯,

 
你现在仅仅3岁,此刻你还不识字,更不用说让你去理解我接下来想在这封信里对你所说的话了。但是我已经苦思冥想了好久,关于你即将面临的人生以及我的生活,我反思我所学会的;思考一个父亲的职责,力图让你为未来岁月中即将面临的困难做好充分准备。
 
 你今天并不能理解这封信的含义,但是某一天,当时机成熟,我希望你能在我与你分享的内容当中找寻到些许的智慧和价值。
   你还很年轻,生命还尚未开始摧残你,没有在你的人生道路上布置失望,伤心,孤独,挣扎和苦痛。你还没有被漫长的乏味工作,被日常生活的打击搞得筋疲力尽。
   因此,谢天谢地吧。你正处在人生一个美妙的阶段。还有很多美妙的阶段会来到你面前,但是都不是唾手可得的,你都得付出代价,经历风险。
   我希望通过分享一些我所学到的最好的道理能帮助你走好人生路。至于任何建议,且把它当作佐料,因为适合我的并不一定适用于你。
Dear Seth,
 
  You’re only three years old, and at this point in your life you can't read, much less understand what I’m going to try to tell you in this letter. But I've been thinking a lot about the life that you have ahead of you, about my life so far as I reflect on what I've learned, and about my role as a dad in trying to prepare you for the trials that you will face in the coming years.
 
  You won't be able to understand this letter today, but someday, when you're ready, I hope you will find some wisdom and value in what I share with you.
 
  You are young, and life has yet to take its toll on you, to throw disappointments and heartaches and loneliness and struggles and pain into your path. You have not been worn down yet by long hours of thankless work, by the slings and arrows of everyday life.
 
  For this, be thankful. You are at a wonderful stage of life. You have many wonderful stages of life still to come, but they are not without their costs and perils.
 
  I hope to help you along your path by sharing some of the best of what I've learned. As with any advice, take it with a grain of salt. What works for me might not work for you.
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