英语小故事:坏习惯 Bad Habits

2020年1月16日
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A wealthy businessman was worried about his son’s bad habits.

一位富商对他儿子的坏习惯感到非常担忧。

He sought counsel from a wise, old man.

他向一位睿智的老人寻求建议。

The old man met the man’s son and took him out for a stroll.

老人见到富商的儿子后,带他出去散步。

They walked into the woods, and the old man showed the boy a small sapling and asked him to pull it out.

他们走进了树林,老人把男孩带到一棵小树苗跟前,让他把它拔出来。

The boy did so with ease, and they walked on.

男孩毫不费力地做到了,他们继续往前走。

The old man then asked the boy to pull out a small plant. The boy did that too, with a little effort.

然后老人让男孩拔出一株小植物,男孩只费了一点劲就做到了。

As they walked, the old man asked the boy to pull out the bush, which he did.

他们走着走着,老人让男孩把灌木丛拔出来,他也做到了。

The next was a small tree, which the child had to struggle a lot to pull out.

接着是一棵小树,男孩费了好大劲才把它拔出来。

Finally, the old man showed him a bigger tree and asked the child to pull it out.

最后,老人带他到了一棵更大的树前,让他把它拔出来。

The child failed to pull it out even after trying several times, in different ways.

男孩用不同的方法试了好几次,都拔不出来。

The old man looked at the boy, smiled and said, “So is the case with habits, good or bad”.

老人看了看男孩,笑了笑说:“习惯也是如此,不管是好习惯还是坏习惯。”

The moral: Bad habits are hard to get rid of once they have settled in our system. It is best to get rid of them early on.

寓意:坏习惯一旦成形,就很难改掉。最好尽早改掉坏习惯。

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