Reading makes a full man,

conference a ready man,

writing an exact man.

宋·王安石《梅花》:墙角数枝梅,凌寒独自开。遥知不是雪,为有暗香来。
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工作与事业 Job vs. Career

发表时间:2021/1/24 16:59:56  浏览次数:233  
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A job, an occupation, or a profession, whatever you call it, is a way of making a living. It is something about a simple earthly dream. It is to make it possible for us to continue to be. If fortune enough, we may earn a  decent life. But that is all. Nothing  we can see beyond.

A career, an enterprise, or a cause, name it anyway you like, is a project of realizing a meaning. It is absolutely a great heavenly ambition. It is to make our being meaningful. What matters is not the  outcome everybody else  is aspiring to, but the endeavor we ourselves make. As long as you keep trying, you are successful. So much we  can learn from it.

For so long, I have buried myself in my teaching, the only way I can think of to make a living. No, I didn't think it was only a job. And ever since I turned a teacher ten years ago, never have I considered it simply a way of living. It will be my life-long cause. My meaning of life will be embodied in education (more than teaching). I have been telling myself so.

Ten years later, now, an experienced teacher I am already. To some, I am also an excellent teacher. I am coming so close to my professional dream. Leaders commend me. Colleagues compliment me. Students praise me.

Can't be nicer, but how is your living?  And how is your meaning? Difficulities and setbacks in life keep reminding myself of these questions and many others. Thousands of questions omitted here. I am standing at a crossroad! (Drafted 24/09)

事业要自己来创,工作让别人去做吧。

很多人说我是潜力股,我好像也潜得太久了。

这个世界缺少的不是机会,是发现和抓住机会的眼和手。

靠自己卖力赚钱,不如努力让人、物、钱帮自己赚钱。

知识学得再多,脑子不开窍,永远是别人的赚钱工具,只有好与不好使的区别。



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