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[教育] What's Your Life's Blueprint?

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  • 整理舊電腦裡的檔案,發現有一些資料還是可以供教育界的朋友當參考。以下這篇是我以前會給高三同學看的英文文章,是黑人人權領袖金恩博士,在被暗殺前的六個月,對一群國中生發表的演說,題目為「你的人生藍圖為何?」

    我之所以很喜歡,並且推薦給高三學生的原因,乃因此演講稿中激勵了學生(尤其是面臨人生關卡的高三生)去思考未來的人生路該怎麼走。金恩博士鼓勵學生們,天生我才必有用,即便以後是個掃街的,也要當作創作大師傑作般將工作做好,如果不能當山頂上的松,只能當谷裡的小樹,那也要當最棒的小樹。

    歡迎大家轉貼回自己的電腦裡,或部落格上。

    What Is Your Life's Blueprint?
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/mlk/king/words/blueprint.html
    Six months before he was assassinated, King spoke to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967.

    I want to ask you a question, and that is: What is your life's blueprint?

    Whenever a building is constructed, you usually have an architect who draws a blueprint, and that blueprint serves as the pattern, as the guide, and a building is not well erected without a good, solid blueprint.

    Now each of you is in the process of building the structure of your lives, and the question is whether you have a proper, a solid and a sound blueprint.

    I want to suggest some of the things that should begin your life's blueprint. Number one in your life's blueprint, should be a deep belief in your own dignity, your worth and your own somebodiness. Don't allow anybody to make you feel that you're nobody. Always feel that you count. Always feel that you have worth, and always feel that your life has ultimate significance.

    Secondly, in your life's blueprint you must have as the basic principle the determination to achieve excellence in your various fields of endeavor. You're going to be deciding as the days, as the years unfold what you will do in life — what your life's work will be. Set out to do it well.

    And I say to you, my young friends, doors are opening to you–doors of opportunities that were not open to your mothers and your fathers — and the great challenge facing you is to be ready to face these doors as they open.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great essayist, said in a lecture in 1871, "If a man can write a better book or preach a better sermon or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, even if he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door."

    This hasn't always been true — but it will become increasingly true, and so I would urge you to study hard, to burn the midnight oil; I would say to you, don't drop out of school. I understand all the sociological reasons, but I urge you that in spite of your economic plight, in spite of the situation that you're forced to live in — stay in school.

    And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. don't just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn't do it any better.

    If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can't be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be the best little shrub on the side of the hill.

    Be a bush if you can't be a tree. If you can't be a highway, just be a trail. If you can't be a sun, be a star. For it isn't by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.

    –From the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

     

     

    7 comments on “[教育] What's Your Life's Blueprint?

    1. 好文借轉貼!

    2. 謝謝分享這麼棒的一篇文章,我想轉貼到我的部落格
      和我的學生分享,謝謝妳!!!^^

    3. 大家不客氣,請盡量取用。好文是值得共享的。

    4. 謝謝分享:)我覺的不只是用在學生上 在生活或是工作上也是一個正面的方向

    5. 謝謝迴紋針老師的分享,我全文轉貼至我的部落格,再次感謝。

    6. 好感人的演講詞。感謝分享。

    7. 謝謝老師分享
      帶走囉^^

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