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                                          20歲之前不做 就會后悔的那些事,英語趣味閱讀_雙語閱讀

                                          作者:鄧勇 來源:未知 時間:2016-01-04 閱讀: 字體:

                                          20歲之前不做 就會后悔的那些事


                                            Life is filled with regrets. Ask anyone around you what their regrets are and they usually have no difficulty coming up with many items on their “regret list。” And for some reason our twenties are ripe for a field of regrets.


                                            Perhaps it’s because as we get older we look back on that period of adulthood as the height of freedom and autonomy. As move into middle age, we look back and wish that we had made better choices and taken more opportunities. Here’s a list of things that we regret not doing in our 20s。



                                            1. Traveling more


                                            I regret not travelling more, and so does nearly everyone that I have asked. Before kids, and mortgages and marriages, when our commitments and expenses were lower, the opportunities for travel were much greater, but for some reason many of us thought we’d always have time for travel later。


                                            We dreamed of visiting the pyramids of Egypt, surfing off the Hawaiian coast, dining at a Parisian café, drinking espresso in Rome, trekking through the rainforest, and so much more. Sadly, many of us never made these journeys and the opportunity passed us by。



                                            2. Investing early


                                            How many times have we kicked ourselves for not starting our 401Ks,in our twenties, for not putting our excess cash in long term investments, for not investing in our future early. No matter how much we try, we can never get back the head start that we missed. Playing catch up in our 40’s and 50’s is very difficult。

                                            多少次回想我們都恨不得踢自己一腳:為什么不在20來歲就開始401K(小編注:美國的一種養老金制度)計劃,為什么沒有將多余的現金用于長期 投資,為什么沒有早早的為我們未來投資。不管我們再怎么努力,錯過的時光都不會重來了。等到我們四五十歲的時候再奮起直追已為時已晚了。


                                            3. Being more responsible with spending


                                            In order to invest in our retirement or save for that down payment, we would have needed to make wiser financial spending choices. Things like buying or holding on to that perfectly reliable used car, instead of splurging on the new model…because we could, eating out less and saving for a house instead, buying fewer shoes and purses and clothes and paying off student loans sooner. So many saving opportunities lost, money spent on tangible things, instead of on the future。

                                            為了退休后的投資或房子的首付,我們需要更合理的理財。比如說買一輛不錯的二手車,而不是把錢浪費在新款車型上……我們也可以減少外出就餐,攢 錢買房子,少買點鞋子和衣服,提前還清助學貸款。這么多的攢錢機會都錯過了,我們用錢換來了很多實實在在的物品,卻沒有更多關注我們的未來。


                                            4. Better planning


                                            I regret not focusing more on where I wanted to go in life, what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be and what it would take to get there. With some more planning in our twenties, we’d be further ahead in our 40s and perhaps a bit happier as well。



                                            5. Seizing more experiences


                                            I wish I had learned to ski and paint, speak Italian and do the Tango. I regret not living somewhere else before settling down. Others have said they regret not pursuing their hobbies or learning to sky dive or mountain climb. I prefer to stay on the ground, but I do regret not learning more, not trying new things that are hard to fit into the life of a forty something working wife and mother。

                                            我多希望我以前學會了滑雪、畫畫,會說意大利語,會跳探戈。我后悔在安定下來之前沒有在別的地方生活過。很多人也都和我一樣后悔沒有持之以恒的 培養自己的愛好,沒有學跳傘,沒有去爬山。我確實更喜歡務實,但也很后悔沒有去學更多的東西,沒有嘗試新事物,這些事物已經無法再融入一個40歲的全職妻 子加母親的生活中了。


                                            6. Living a more active lifestyle


                                            The bodies of youth are wasted on the young… I wish I had run a marathon before my knees ached, that I had biked more, hiked more, and took spinning classes when my legs were stronger. I regret not joining a softball team or volleyball league. We don’t often realize that we have squandered our physical abilities until things start aching and creaking。



                                            7. Making more friends


                                            I regret not reaching out more, putting more effort into creating a tribe of support that would carry me through more difficult times. We socialize sure, but many of us don’t put enough importance on building deep and lasting friendships. Some do, many don’t and wish they had。



                                            8. Pursuing a more meaningful career


                                            Many of us wish we had taken more career risks, opted for meaning over money, pursued the career path we wanted instead of what we were expected to do or simply following the path that was laid out before us. How much better to have explored our options and pursued meaningful work in our twenties than to have spent 20 years doing something we don’t love。


                                            Life is good; don’t misunderstand. Few of us walk around every day pining for our youth, at least I hope not, but we do occasionally look back with a wistful sigh and wish that we planned more, lived more, and stretched ourselves more when we had the freedom and energy to do so。