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发挥“余”热 = do what one can in one‘s old age

青春,转瞬即逝,但同时也充满了梦想与精力、冒险与挑战。青春,联合国说是从十五岁到二十四岁,是大家人生中都会有的一段青春时光。

要是青春真的是从十五岁到二十四岁,那我们可以说青春有九年的时光。现在,我的问题是:对你来说,青春是什么?你为了你的青春做了什么?在回答我之前,我很乐意先分享分享我的故事。

对我来说,青春是一段接受真相的时光。虽然我的青春还没有完全过去,但我已经度过了青春的前六年,这意味着我只剩下三年可以称为青春时光。在前六年之间,我经历过、看过很多事情的发生。我的青春仿佛一条坎坷不平的道路,从我年轻的时候起,没有什么事情让我觉得是足够有趣的。那为什么我会说,青春是接受真相的时光呢?因为我觉得,

青春是人们面对现实的时光。

大多数人在他们的早期生活中都充满了鼓励、宽容、理解甚至疯狂的梦想。但当他们是青年时,那些事情就会慢慢消退,逐渐被现实所取代。没有鼓励,没有宽容,也没有理解。为什么?因为他们说,“你现在是一个大男生/女生”,或者“你几乎成了一个大人”。

你会发现,鼓励被怀疑代替。从“没事,你可以的,继续走”变成了 “你真的会吗?你做的话,真的没问题吗?”

你会发现,宽容被压力代替。从“不用担心,他还是小孩儿,他需要在错误中成长,也需要玩儿” 变成了 “你现在是大人了,你真的还需要玩儿吗?现在你有责任了,不能做错,也不允许失败。你必须成功!”

你会发现,理解被问题代替。从“没问题,别着急,你还很年轻,要做什么就做什么” 变成了“你还要多久玩儿?有没有好好做事?你怎么还不知道要做什么,要学什么,喜欢什么?”

你会发现,狂想被小看代替。从“梦想远大,目标远大 “ 变成了“嘿,醒醒!你不是小孩儿了,你为什么还梦想着做这个或那个?”

随着这些事情的发生,似乎成年人开始不被允许展现他们孩子气的一面。这些事情的发生就好像成年人不允许有远大的梦想一样。可惜的是,我们的社会就是这样,他们给年

轻人施加了太多的压力,仿佛身处黄金时代,身处一个飞速发展的时代,我们就必须成为一个超人。

在我青春的前六年,我一直试图接受现实并不像我过去 想象的那样美好。这就是为什么我说,对我来说,青春要接 受真相。虽然这听起来很悲伤、很沮丧,但其实并没有那么 糟糕,至少对我来说是这样。慢慢地,我开始接受成年的时 光和童年的不同。那是在我十八岁左右的第二段青春的时期,我对中国和汉语有了更多的了解。从那时起,我对中国的一 切都开始感兴趣,令我惊讶的是,中文成为了一件带给我喜 悦的事情,让我有了追逐梦想的勇气。不知不觉,我的第二 段的青春时光都在学习汉语中度过,同时也在慢慢地学一些 中国文化。

最近,我对自己越来越有信心。一般情况下,很多人在他们第二段的青春时期都在大学学习,可是我从十八岁的那一天起,已经开始在煤炭公司工作了,从早上九点到下午五点。那时,我一边工作一边学习汉语。当我二十岁的时候,我申请了一所大学,所以那时候我每天一边工作,一边上大学、同时还要每天学习一个小时的汉语。去年,当我进入华侨大学学习汉语时,我下定决心我要好好珍惜这段时光,认真地学习汉语,为此,我辞去了工作。在我快要辞职的那一天,我回顾了我学习汉语和了解中国的历程。我在想,我为什么那么喜欢跟中国有关的事情。后来我发现,是因为中文

和中国的一切,陪我度过我青春的第二段。正是中文帮助我走出了自怜的黑洞,为我擦去第一阶段青春中留下的眼泪。如果我没有学中文,我肯定会十分迷茫,试图弄清楚我想做什么,我的目标是什么,我的梦想是什么。如果我没有试图了解中国文化,我肯定在忙着羡慕别人。

一些人还认为青春是一段很郁闷的时期,充满压力、充满着别人的期待。我以前也是这样想,但现在我认为青春是一段需要我加倍珍惜的时光,因为青春无法倒带。因为中文,我享受着青春带给我的愉悦,这是一段只关注我自己,忽视人们对我的期望和社会对我施加的压力的时光。当我学习中文时,我几乎就像与外部世界之间筑起了一堵墙,它帮我平息噪音,让我冷静,教会我如何好好学习、怎样与自己为友,即使在没人支持和理解时也能支撑自己坚持下去。这让我发现,最重要的是,我明白我在做什么,为什么要做,我是否快乐,这时其他人的意见已经不那么重要了。

我在写这篇演讲稿时,确实花了一些时间思考我和中国的关系,想想我应该说些什么。我发现今年是我青春第二段的最后时光,因为在九月份我会变成一个二十二岁的人,开始我青春的第三段。我不知道你的青春是怎么样的,我也不知道我自己第三段的青春会是什么样的,可我知道,关于中国的一些事情,尤其是汉语,在我年轻时帮助了我很多,帮助我不要关注别人的期待,帮助我不要为了未来而郁闷,帮

助我集中于自身发展,从而慢慢变成更好的人,也给我了新的希望。现在,我的梦想就是可以去中国,去亲自经历我学过的有关中国的一切。

虽然我的青春快要结束了,但我永远感谢它。它塑造了我今天的模样,也带我探索了中国的所有。或许我的青春跟其他人比并不是最美好的,可我知道,在这一生中,我的青春对我来说就是完美的。

最后,我将以真诚的祝愿来结束这次演讲,祝愿每一位年轻人:把握自己的青春;享受自己的青春;敢于追逐梦想!谢谢!

 

李爱妮

 

 


 

Youth, fleeting, but also full of dreams and energy, adventure and challenge.

Youth, according to the United Nations, is from the age of fifteen to twenty-four, and it is a period of youth that everyone will have in their lives.
If youth really is from fifteen to twenty-four years old, then we can say that youth has nine years. Now, my question is: what is youth to you? What did you do for your youth? Before answering me, I’d love to share my story first.

For me, youth is a time to accept the truth. Although my youth is not quite over yet, I have spent the first six years of my youth, which means I have only three years left to call it youth. During the first six years, I have experienced and seen a lot of things happen. My youth has been a bumpy road, and nothing has been interesting enough for me since my youth. Then why do I say that youth is the time to accept the truth? because I feel,

Youth is the time when people face reality.
Most people spend their early lives full of encouragement, tolerance, understanding and even crazy dreams. But when they are youth, those things slowly fade away and are gradually replaced by reality. No encouragement, no tolerance, and no understanding. Why? Because they say, “You’re a big boy/girl now,” or “You’re almost a big man.”
You will find that encouragement is replaced by doubt. From “It’s okay, you can go ahead” to “Can you really do it? If you do it, is it really okay?”
You will find that tolerance is replaced by stress. From “Don’t worry, he is still a child, he needs to grow up through mistakes, and he needs to play” to “You are an adult now, do you really need to play? Now you are responsible and can’t do anything wrong. , and failure is not allowed. You must succeed!”
You will find that understanding is replaced by questions. From “No problem, don’t worry, you are still young, do whatever you want” to “How long do you want to play? Are you doing things well? Why don’t you know what to do, what to learn, like what?”
You will find that fantasies are replaced by contempt. From “Dream Big, Go Big” to “Hey, wake up! You’re not a kid anymore, why are you still dreaming about this or that?”
As these things happen, it seems that adults are not allowed to show their childish side. These things happen as if adults are not allowed to dream big. It’s a pity that our society is like this, they give the year

Young people put too much pressure, as if in a golden age, in an era of rapid development, we have to become superhumans. For the first six years of my youth, I was trying to accept that reality was not as good as I had imagined it to be. That’s why I say, for me, youth is about accepting the truth. As sad and frustrating as it sounds, it’s not that bad, at least for me. Slowly, I began to accept the difference between adulthood and childhood. It was in the second period of my youth around the age of eighteen, and I learned more about China and the Chinese language. Since then, I have become interested in everything about China, and to my surprise, Chinese has become something that brings me joy and gives me the courage to pursue my dreams. Before I knew it, I spent the second period of my youth learning Chinese, and at the same time I was slowly learning some Chinese culture.

Lately, I have become more and more confident in myself. Normally, many people study at university in their second youth, but I have been working in a coal company since the day I was eighteen, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. At that time, I was studying Chinese while working. When I was 20 years old, I applied to a university, so at that time I was working, going to university every day, and studying Chinese for an hour every day. Last year, when I entered Huaqiao University to study Chinese, I made up my mind that I would cherish this time and study Chinese seriously. For this reason, I quit my job. On the day I was about to resign, I reviewed my journey of learning Chinese and understanding China. I was wondering why I like China-related things so much. Later I found out that it was because of the Chinese and everything in China, accompany me through the second period of my youth. It was Chinese that helped me get out of the black hole of self-pity and wiped away the tears left in my first stage of youth. If I hadn’t learned Chinese, I would have been very lost trying to figure out what I wanted to do, what my goals were, what my dreams were. If I hadn’t tried to understand Chinese culture, I would have been busy envy others.

Some people also think that youth is a very depressing time, full of stress and expectations of others. I used to think the same way, but now I think youth is a time that I need to cherish more, because youth cannot be rewinded. Because of Chinese, I enjoy the joy of youth, a time when I only focus on myself and ignore the expectations of people and the pressure that society puts on me. When I study Chinese, it’s almost like a wall is built between me and the outside world, it helps me to silence the noise, calm me, teach me how to study well, how to be friends with myself, even when there is no one to support and When you understand, you can also support yourself to persevere. It made me realize, most importantly, that I understand what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, whether I’m happy or not, at a time when other people’s opinions don’t matter as much.

As I write this speech, I did spend some time thinking about my relationship with China and what I should say. I find that this year is the last time of my second period of youth, because in September I will become a twenty-two year old and start my third period of my youth. I don’t know what your youth is like, and I don’t know what my own third period of youth will be like, but I know that some things about China, especially Chinese, helped me a lot when I was young , help me not to pay attention to other people’s expectations, help me not to be depressed about the future, help me focus on my own development, so that I can slowly become a better person, also gave me new hope. Now, my dream is to go to China and experience everything I’ve learned about China.

Although my youth is coming to an end, I am forever grateful for it. It shaped who I am today and led me to explore all of China. Maybe my youth is not the most beautiful compared to others, but I know that in this life, my youth is perfect for me.
Finally, I will end this speech with my sincere wishes to every young person: seize their youth; enjoy their youth; dare to chase their dreams! Thank you!

 

Aini Wijaya

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