土豆、鸡蛋和咖啡的哲学
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从前,女儿向父亲抱怨道,她的人生苦不堪言,她不知道如何继续生活下去。她厌倦了一直奋斗挣扎。仿佛解决了一个问题,立刻就会出现另一个问题。做厨师的父亲把她带到厨房里。他分别往三口锅里添上了水,并放到高火上煮……
Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable1 and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.
 
Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.
 
He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned2 and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.
 
After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.
 
He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”
 
“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily3 replied.
 
“Look closer,” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted4 that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip5 the coffee. Its rich aroma6 brought a smile to her face.
 
 
He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity– the boiling water.
 
However, each one reacted differently.
 
The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.
 
The egg was fragile7, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior8 until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard.
 
However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.
 
“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean? “
 
Moral: In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.
 
Which one are you?
 


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1 miserable g18yk     
adj.悲惨的,痛苦的;可怜的,糟糕的
参考例句:
  • It was miserable of you to make fun of him.你取笑他,这是可耻的。
  • Her past life was miserable.她过去的生活很苦。
2 moaned 10b26e41ea09a23927a91dc447f839a8     
v.呻吟,悲叹( moan的过去式和过去分词 );抱怨;发出萧萧声
参考例句:
  • Facer moaned out a sound and then closed his eyes. 费塞呻吟了一声,然后就闭上了眼睛。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The sick child moaned a little, and then fell asleep. 那个生病的孩子呻吟了一会儿就睡着了。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
3 hastily ueJxT     
ad.过于匆忙地,急急忙忙地
参考例句:
  • I query very much whether it is wise to act so hastily. 我真怀疑如此操之过急地行动是否明智。
  • Nothing must be done hastily but killing of fleas. 除非要捉跳蚤,做事不可匆忙。
4 noted 5n4zXc     
adj.著名的,知名的
参考例句:
  • The local hotel is noted for its good table.当地的那家酒店以餐食精美而著称。
  • Jim is noted for arriving late for work.吉姆上班迟到出了名。
5 sip Oxawv     
v.小口地喝,抿,呷;n.一小口的量
参考例句:
  • She took a sip of the cocktail.她啜饮一口鸡尾酒。
  • Elizabeth took a sip of the hot coffee.伊丽莎白呷了一口热咖啡。
6 aroma Nvfz9     
n.香气,芬芳,芳香
参考例句:
  • The whole house was filled with the aroma of coffee.满屋子都是咖啡的香味。
  • The air was heavy with the aroma of the paddy fields.稻花飘香。
7 fragile gfzzs     
adj.易碎的,脆的,易损坏的,虚弱的,脆弱的
参考例句:
  • The old lady was increasingly fragile after her operation.那位老太太手术后身体越来越虚弱。
  • This glass disc looks very fragile.这个玻璃盘子看起来很容易碎。
8 interior 54gyR     
adj.在内的,内部的,内地的,国内的;n.内部
参考例句:
  • There is water in the interior of the cave.在山洞的内部有水。
  • They went into the interior room.他们进了内室。
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