What would you do if you had on
“What would you do if you had on
I asked this question to my young students when teaching English this winter. What were their answers?
（个人的经历是一篇成功演讲稿必不可少的，没有，你的说服力就会有折扣，观众不是来听你解释什么是culture smart or science intelligent，他们是想听你如何用自己的经历来演绎这个题目）
“I would watch television!” the first answer. “I would play with the computer!” the second on
（开始对比，引出推理和解释，这个but 用的恰到好处，而且使用的修辞手法，how cute 和 how seriously 平型）
Ten years ago, at their age, I had a different answer: I would spend the last day of my life gazing at the face of my dear grandmother until I inscribed every detail of it on
（继续讲故事，对比的手法，different，夹带了虚拟语气，和题目相符；选择my dear grandmother更容易体现亲情，而且这是在生命的最后一天，）
When grandmother was getting old and weak, my family bought her a telephone so I could save time and the trouble of traveling to her home by making phone calls instead. Later we bought her a television so she could watch modern dramas by herself. Then grandma must have been, we assumed, very contented and happy.
（故事没有完成，观众仍然等结论，用by making phone calls instead来说明技术带来的人情的冷漠）
But I never really knew how grandma felt. She silently passed away without a word on
（继续讲故事，谈感受，里面修辞博多：it seemed like a century（夸张）pierced my empty heart/ How could I remember?(反问)/ dissolved into thin air and leaked away like water.（比喻））
Even though I have a telephone, can she hear me now?
Even though I might be on television, can she see me now?
Even though I have modern telecommunications, can she still communicate with me now?
With all these “tele”s, I was powerless.
（三个大排比，又是排比问句，凸现她的修辞功底，而且对于问句，她给出了答案，With all these “tele”s, I was powerless.）
Don’t people just love the word of “tele”, which means far away. Indeed this is how modern technology has changed our world. But please don’t forget this other word with “tele”: telepathy: which refers to human beings’ inborn ability to connect to our loved on
（这段似乎有写空洞，但是它是建立在上面个人感受的基础上的，而且用词的准确到了极致，Our minds are supposed to read each other’s minds; our hearts are supposed to feel each other’s hearts ）
But the moment I desperately struggled to remember grandmother’s face, the telepathy between her and me had shut down forever. With the help of modern technology, I killed our telepathy.
（逐渐导入结论部分，用词恰当desperately struggled/ shut down forever/ I killed our telepathy）
This shall never happen again! The “tele”s are great inventions. But “telepathy” gives them the warmth of a human face. Let’s harness the power of television to excite our kids to develop their telepathy with nature… so that they can read the secret language of flowers. Let’s make the telephone lines provoke us to preserve our telepathy with each other, so we can connect in a warm and feeling way. Let technology keep our “telepathy” ALIVE! We need to wake up and make this happen.
( 继续推理演绎，最后感召句运用的惟妙惟肖/ Let technology keep our “telepathy” ALIVE!)
I told my grandma’s story to those young kids that day. They got very quiet. They asked me for a second chance to answer the question. They had come to a new understanding – that very moment they had made to me and to our future together, a dear promise.
一片非常有思想的文章，能给我们解题提供点突破What Makes People Tick?
All people have their own way of doing things. It is easiest to comprehend this basic yet profound fact when we consider that everyone of us has a distinct role. We grow up in different environments, affected by a unique range of influences. The preferences and values we embrace are frequently related intimately to our origins, origins from our best way of doing things and our best understanding of brain. And the need to individualize our experiences is instinctive, as doing so enables us to cope when we must face challenges on our own. Consequently, we have developed a perspective that is uniquely ours. Interacting peacefully and constructively with people from all walks of life is a matter of first understanding where they are coming from. Then we can adjust our expectations so that we avoid making undue assumptions about what they are about.
In the face of emerging interpersonal conflict, it is easy to assume that others are being difficult, unreasonable, or stubborn. We are apt to grow frustrated when someone in our environment does not share our opinions or feel compelled to support us in our endeavors. It is likely that the individual or individuals before us may simply possess differing notions with regard to what is and what is not imp
When there are barriers keeping you from connecting with someone else, think of questions you can ask them to gain a more thorough understanding of their point of view. You may discover that in addition to the differences in perspective dividing you, they are subject to insecurities and other personal issues that influence their way of seeing the world. It is likely that you will never fully grasp the myriad complexities embodied by humanity, but you can go a long way toward encouraging mutually satisfying relations by reaching out to others in the pursuit of sympathetic comprehension.
Aligning Actions And Words
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Words carry a lot of weight in this world, from how we say them to what we say with them, but it is through our actions that we bring things into being. This is what we mean when we say to on
For example, it’s easy to talk about our dreams, but it takes a lot more energy to take the many small steps that lead to bringing our dreams into reality. If all we ever do is talk about it, we begin to lose faith in ourselves because nothing changes on the external level. In this way, being all talk and no act
It’s always helpful to observe what we talk about and who we say we are, and then to observe what we actually do in the world. Sometimes we realize our actions haven’t caught up with what we are saying, and at other times we see that we might change our words in a way that it will more adequately reflect what we do in the world. Either way, the more we align our words and our deeds, the clearer we are in expressing our truth in the world, and the more powerful we are in bringing it into reality.