Saturday, June 28, 2014

陈凯转载/一个自由人的个体操守 Personal Character of a Free Being

Personal Character of a Free Being


一个自由灵魂的个体道德操守经常体现在他/她要求自己不去/不能做什么,而不是自己做过什么。 他/她是一个依原则而生活的人,而不是一个用利益的考量而定义自身的人。 

Kai Chen's Words: 

Indeed, a free being's moral character is often reflected/revealed on what he/she does not do, rather than what he/she has done. He/she is a principled being of greatness, rather than a moral pervert defined only by calculation of gains and losses in physical world. 

精神强大的人 不会做的13件事: 













他们并非鲁莽的去冒显性的危险,而是不介意冒预计的风险。在做重大决定之前,精神强大的人会花时间衡量风险和成本,在采取行动之前他们能充分的预知潜在的风险。 你可能对此方面的信息感兴趣:积极的人不会做的十件事。 














精神强大的人努力的改善他们的健康。 当他们从头开始一项新的事业,他们不会期待马上就能获得成。 相反,他们会发挥其最佳能力使用他们的技能和时间并明白真正的改变需要时间。


13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do 

Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more mentally strong. 

1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves 

Mentally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have treated them. Instead, they take responsibility for their role in life and understand that life isn’t always easy or fair. 

2. They Don’t Give Away Their Power 

They don’t allow others to control them, and they don’t give someone else power over them. They don’t say things like, “My boss makes me feel bad,” because they understand that they are in control over their own emotions and they have a choice in how they respond. 

3. They Don’t Shy Away from Change 

Mentally strong people don’t try to avoid change. Instead, they welcome positive change and are willing to be flexible. They understand that change is inevitable and believe in their abilities to adapt. 

4. They Don’t Waste Energy on Things They Can’t Control 

You won’t hear a mentally strong person complaining over lost luggage or traffic jams. Instead, they focus on what they can control in their lives. They recognize that sometimes, the only thing they can control is their attitude. 

5. They Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone 

Mentally strong people recognize that they don’t need to please everyone all the time. They’re not afraid to say no or speak up when necessary. They strive to be kind and fair, but can handle other people being upset if they didn’t make them happy. 

6. They Don’t Fear Taking Calculated Risks 

They don’t take reckless or foolish risks, but don’t mind taking calculated risks. Mentally strong people spend time weighing the risks and benefits before making a big decision, and they’re fully informed of the potential downsides before they take action. 

You may be interested in this too: 14 Things Positive People Don’t Do 

7. They Don’t Dwell on the Past 

Mentally strong people don’t waste time dwelling on the past and wishing things could be different. They acknowledge their past and can say what they’ve learned from it. However, they don’t constantly relive bad experiences or fantasize about the glory days. Instead, they live for the present and plan for the future. 

8. They Don’t Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over 

Mentally strong people accept responsibility for their behavior and learn from their past mistakes. As a result, they don’t keep repeating those mistakes over and over. Instead, they move on and make better decisions in the future. 

9. They Don’t Resent Other People’s Success 

Mentally strong people can appreciate and celebrate other people’s success in life. They don’t grow jealous or feel cheated when others surpass them. Instead, they recognize that success comes with hard work, and they are willing to work hard for their own chance at success. 

10. They Don’t Give Up After the First Failure 

Mentally strong people don’t view failure as a reason to give up. Instead, they use failure as an opportunity to grow and improve. They are willing to keep trying until they get it right. 

11. They Don’t Fear Alone Time 

Mentally strong people can tolerate being alone and they don’t fear silence. They aren’t afraid to be alone with their thoughts and they can use downtime to be productive. They enjoy their own company and aren’t dependent on others for companionship and entertainment all the time but instead can be happy alone. 

12. They Don’t Feel the World Owes Them Anything 

Mentally strong people don’t feel entitled to things in life. They weren’t born with a mentality that others would take care of them or that the world must give them something. Instead, they look for opportunities based on their own merits. 

13. They Don’t Expect Immediate Results 

Whether they are working on improving their health or getting a new business off the ground, mentally strong people don’t expect immediate results. Instead, they apply their skills and time to the best of their ability and understand that real change takes time.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

BBC纪录片:中国是怎样愚弄世界的 BBC Documentary: How China Fooled The World

China is now the second largest economy in the world and for the last 30 years China's economy has been growing at an astonishing rate. While Britain has been in the grip of the worst recession in a generation, China's economic miracle has wowed the world. 

It is a story of spending and investment on a scale never seen before in human history -- 30 new airports, 26,000 miles of motorways and a new skyscraper every five days have been built in China in the last five years. But, in a situation eerily reminiscent of what has happened in the west, the vast majority of it has been built on credit. 

This has now left the Chinese economy with huge debts and questions over whether much of the money can ever be paid back. Interviewing key players including the former American treasury secretary Henry Paulson, Lord Adair Turner, former chairman of the FSA, and Charlene Chu, a leading Chinese banking analyst, Robert Peston reveals how China's extraordinary spending has left the country with levels of debt that many believe can only end in an economic crash with untold consequences for us all.

Monday, June 2, 2014

A Poem by Bei Ming - I am "Tank Man" 北明 诗 - 我是王维林 (天安门大屠杀二十五年纪念)

A Poem by Bei Ming - I am "Tank Man"  
北明 诗 - 我是王维林 (天安门大屠杀二十五年纪念)

Translator's Forewords - "Anthem" by Ayn Rand

序者:陈凯   Forewords by Kai Chen 
2006-04-02 16:55:45 


有什么能比这情景更自我嘲弄和自我讽刺的了呢? 在一个没有个体概念的文化环境中,人们拿什么去争取民主呢?用一个压迫个体的整体去代替另一个压迫个体的整体吗?“爱国”,去爱一个压迫个人,压迫自身的国家吗?有人半开玩笑的说出了真情:“毛泽东每次用95%的人去整剩下的5%的人,把中国人整了一遍。”“我是为人民服务的,又不是为你服务的”论调在中国到处可闻。“又不是我一个人”和“我一个人有什么用”成了中国几乎每一个人推卸责任与为所欲为的借口。在天安门惨案后的今天,海内外的中国人和关心中国的所有人们都认识到中国应该变。但用什么去变?变向何处?改革的意义在哪?民主的原则又是什么?是用理性之剑去澄清黄河之水,让它为人造福还是再用混浊的感性之泥去给那已经腐朽不堪的黄河之堤修修补补呢?希特勒的国家社会主义,邓小平的中国式现代化,以及中国与世界历代专制者的共同点在哪里呢?



安-兰德女士(Ayn Rand)在希特勒,斯大林时代的昨天,五十多年以前,就用“国歌”这部神话般美妙的小说一针见血地阐述了“个人与自我是人类社会进步的源泉”这一哲理。她的故事中的许多情节我想是几乎所有的中国人都有其亲身体验的。安.兰德女士用她那富有想象力的,简洁的语言说出了至今大多数中国人(虽然他们已经饱受其害)还没有认识到的简单而又极深刻的哲理。就是那几个简单的字所包融的含义,那几个字:人,个人,我,自我。



【《国歌》(Anthem)是安-兰德(Ayn Rand)创作的小说,最初发表于1938年,陈凯翻译。】


“国歌”- 安.兰德 著,陈凯 译 
"ANTHEM" by Ayn Rand (In Chinese) Translation by Kai Chen

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* Links to all the chapters of "Anthem" 国歌:

Author: Ayn Rand 安. 兰德 Translator: Kai Chen 陈凯 ”译者序“ ”作者前言“ ”第一章“ ”第二章“ ”第三章“ ”第四章“ ”第五章“ ”第六章“ ”第七章“ ”第八章“ ”第九章“ ”第十章“ ”第十一章“ ”第十二章“