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  • I am so nervous. (Laughter)

    我現在好緊張。(觀眾笑)

  • Tammy didn't mention

    泰咪沒跟我提起,

  • the National Enquirer article either.

    國家調查員的文章也沒有提起。

  • (Laughter)

    (觀眾笑)

  • So you get to go put it all in perspective.

    你們要從整體的角度來看。

  • I want you to take a moment,

    我要你花點時間,

  • I mean we've been talking about sustainability,

    我的意思是我們已經討論過永續性,

  • kind of retooling ourselves,

    一種把自己重組,

  • rethinking about what we want in the world.

    重新思考在世界上我們究竟想要甚麼。

  • And I want you to take a second

    然後我要你再花點時間

  • and think about what new purchase,

    思考想出新的購買單上,

  • what item

    有甚麼東西

  • would you want to hold in your arms,

    是你真正想要擁在懷裡,

  • as you die.

    直到你死去時。

  • What favorite room in your house,

    你最喜歡家裡哪一個的房間,

  • or a space,

    或是空間,

  • could accommodate that last breath?

    能容納那最後一口氣。

  • Can you imagine how our consumer patterns would change,

    你能想像我們的消費者樣本將會如何改變,

  • and how small our houses would shrink

    以及我們的房子會縮得多小

  • if we asked those questions a little more often?

    如果我們更常問自己這些問題?

  • But that scares us.

    這會嚇到我們自己。

  • We don't want to talk about that stuff.

    我們不想再討論這件事。

  • It's the yucky stuff.

    這是令人討厭的事。

  • Our mortality,

    死亡,

  • we'll deal with that at another time.

    是在某個時間點我們才會面對它。

  • But I've got some experience with this,

    但是我曾經有這樣的經驗,

  • so I want to share with you.

    所以我想和你們分享。

  • And I'm really nervous to share it

    分享這一切讓我真的很緊張

  • because we don't go there.

    因為我們還沒到那一步。

  • So I'm looking out and I'm asking you guys

    所以我尋找也在問你們,

  • to just hold me for a moment.

    給我一點時間。

  • Several years ago,

    幾年前,

  • I was diagnosed with heart muscle disease,

    我被診斷出心肌疾病,

  • cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure.

    一種心肌病,鬱血性心臟衰竭。

  • And if you're not familiar with what happens with congestive heart failure,

    如果你對鬱血性心臟衰竭的症狀不熟悉,

  • your heart starts to beat erratically,

    你的心臟開始不規律跳動,

  • and then it gets harder to pump,

    然後心跳越來越困難,

  • it's working hard, but it's rigid.

    它很吃力,卻很倔降。

  • All of a sudden, your liver, your kidneys,

    一瞬間,你的肝臟,你的腎臟,

  • they're not getting oxygenated.

    都沒有充氧。

  • Your brain is not getting oxygenated.

    你的大腦也沒有充氧。

  • Your lungs start to fill with fluid,

    你的肺部開始充滿液體,

  • and you die.

    然後你死去。

  • That's my fate. Maybe.

    那是我的命運。也許。

  • Two million people die every year.

    每年有兩百萬人口因此死亡。

  • You never know.

    而你從來不知道。

  • But it's the thing that scares me,

    但這就是讓我恐慌的事情,

  • and I have to be honest,

    所以我必須坦承,

  • it's not the idea of being dead that frightens me.

    並不是死亡讓我害怕。

  • It's the couple of weeks,

    而是在幾週內,

  • or couple of days leading up to it,

    或是幾天之內就發病,

  • that scare the crap out of me.

    就像擲骰子一樣,讓我害怕。

  • I have this fear that I'm going to end up

    我必須結束這種恐懼

  • in one of those hospital beds,

    當我躺在醫院裡的其中一個病床上,

  • in my friend's living room.

    或是在我朋友家的客廳。

  • All the sudden, I'm going to have learn

    就在一瞬間,我必須學會

  • what it means to have true humility,

    真正的謙卑是甚麼意思,

  • and true gratitude,

    還有真正的感恩。

  • as they change my diapers,

    當他們替我換尿布,

  • and they feed me,

    餵我吃東西,

  • and they change my clothes, like I'm a baby.

    替我換衣服,好像我是個嬰兒一樣。

  • I'm going to have to discover

    我發現

  • true love,

    真正的愛,

  • as they tell me that

    當他們告訴我,

  • they're so glad they've had this time

    他們很樂意有這樣的時間

  • to walk with me.

    和我一起散步。

  • It seems to me it's going to take great courage

    在我看來需要很大的勇氣

  • to die in my friend's arms.

    才能死在朋友的懷裡。

  • So how do you deal with that?

    所以你們如何面對這種情況?

  • Seven years ago,

    七年前,

  • my answer was to build a little house.

    我的答案是蓋一間小房子。

  • I got rid of my mortgage,

    我擺脫了債務,

  • got rid of most my personal possessions,

    扔掉了我大部分的財產,

  • and downsized myself into a little tiny house.

    縮減自我並搬進很小的房子。

  • One bedroom,

    一個臥室,

  • four wheels,

    四個輪子,

  • seven windows,

    七扇窗戶,

  • 84 square feet of living space.

    84英尺平方的生活空間。

  • It's got everything I need:

    那裡有所有我需要的:

  • place to cook, place to pee,

    煮菜的地方,上廁所的地方,

  • place to hang out,

    鬼混的地方,

  • place to be Dee Williams, (Laughter)

    當我自己的地方,(觀眾笑)

  • place to sleep.

    睡覺的地方。

  • My kitchen is not really elaborate,

    我的廚房不是很精緻,

  • I'm off the grid.

    我是自給自足的。

  • So I don't have a refrigerator, I have a cooler.

    所以我不需要冰箱,我有冷卻器。

  • Beer half-and-half, what more do you need?

    有馬馬虎虎的啤酒,你還需要甚麼?

  • (Laughter)

    (觀眾笑)

  • And that's it. That is really true. (Laughter)

    就是這樣。千真萬確。(觀眾笑)

  • Specially right now,

    特別是現在,

  • it's like I had to have in this morning -- coffee, --

    我今天早上好像須要一杯咖啡

  • that I'm really looking forward to a beer.

    但是我其實是在找啤酒。

  • My kitchen has a one burner stove.

    我的廚房有一個瓦斯爐,

  • I've never been a good cook,

    我不曾是好廚師,

  • I will never be a good cook.

    將來也不可能會成為好廚師。

  • I let go with that mess.

    我放下那些混亂。

  • I don't need a chief's kitchen to make me happy.

    我根本不需要一個廚師的廚房來讓自己開心。

  • The bathroom.

    浴室。

  • So you walk in my house, I've got my kitchen layout.

    你一走進我的房子,就可以看到廚房。

  • The bathroom is directly across from it.

    而浴室就在正對面。

  • One thing you'll notice is missing,

    你會發現有件東西不見了,

  • It's the little flushy part of the toilet.

    就是廁所的沖水紐。

  • I have a composting toilet which --

    我的堆肥馬桶是....

  • OK, feel the love, Portland, it's a bucket.

    好吧,感受愛,波蘭水泥,那是一個水桶。

  • (Laughter)

    (觀眾笑)

  • So I shower at my neighbor's house or at work.

    所以我在鄰居家洗澡或是在工作的地方。

  • I don't have water coming into my house,

    我的房子裡沒有水會進來,

  • that way I don't have to deal with water going out of my house.

    如此一來我也不需要讓水從房子裡出去。

  • This is my living room,

    這是我的客廳,

  • and it's gotten an 11.5 foot ceiling.

    它有11.5英尺高的天花板。

  • So even though it's only about a six by six foot space,

    即使如此它也只是一個六英尺乘六英尺的空間,

  • it's got a lot of room.

    這樣就是很大的空間。

  • You know, it's got this skylight up above it,

    知道嗎,這上面有一個天窗,

  • I can see everything that's going on.

    我可以看見所有東西。

  • It's an awesome place to hang out.

    這是很棒的鬼混空間。

  • What I don't have

    我沒有的是

  • is enough room to do the Bollywood dancing,

    足夠的寶萊塢跳舞空間,

  • that we're going to do later. (Laughter)

    那是我們等一下要做的事。(觀眾笑)

  • But I wasn't very good at it, anyway.

    反正我也不擅長,管他的。

  • (Laughter)

    (觀眾笑)

  • My sleeping loft.

    我睡叫的閣樓。

  • So every night, and especially in winter,

    每天晚上,特別是冬天,

  • I carry my dog up a seven foot ladder into the loft.

    我帶著我的狗爬上七英尺的梯子到達閣樓。

  • And, you know, I can't stand up upstairs,

    你也知道,在樓上我不能站起來,

  • which is fortunate because, you know,

    這是命運,知道嗎,

  • how many times have you cracked your toes on a doorjamb?

    多少次你的腳趾因為踢到門柱而粉碎?

  • (Laughter) On the nightstand?

    (觀眾笑)或是床頭櫃?

  • I don't have the health risk involved with it,

    我沒有這方面的健康風險,

  • (Laughter) a room that you stand up in.

    (觀眾笑)一個你可以站起來的空間。

  • This area, this space in my house is my favorite space.

    這個區域,是我家裡面我最喜歡的空間。

  • You know, looking out that skylight window,

    你知道,就是從天窗看出去,

  • I can see the ever expanding universe.

    我可以看見廣大的宇宙。

  • And I don't know what it is

    雖然我不知道

  • about being elevated up above,

    升上去的感覺是甚麼,

  • you know, everything else that's going on around you,

    你知道,所有東西都在你身邊,

  • but, all of a sudden, something shifts,

    但,一下子,有的東西轉換了,

  • and your problems start to look like little ants,

    而你所有的問題開始看起來像是小螞蟻,

  • which is really fortunate.

    是非常幸運的。

  • And the rest of the world

    而剩下的世界

  • starts to kind of have a stretch to it,

    開始向它展開,

  • a nice horizon,

    很棒的視野,

  • and everything seems to expand out in a way that gives you

    而所有東西開始膨脹並給你

  • enough time and space to kind of contemplate

    足夠的時間和空間沉思

  • why you're here.

    你為什麼會在這裡。

  • Are you doing the work that you can do?

    你正在做你可以做的事情嗎?

  • Are you being the person that you can be?

    你是一個你想成為的人嗎?

  • Are you learning about really important things

    你正在學習真正重要的事情

  • like humility, gratitude, grace,

    像是謙卑、感恩、美德

  • how are you living that?

    你是這樣活著的嗎?

  • I've been really surprised,

    我曾經非常訝異,

  • just shocked actually at how much

    也是驚嚇實際上

  • nature has played into my life.

    自然在我的生命中扮演多麼重要的腳色。

  • You know, I've always been an outdoor person.

    你知道,我一直都是喜歡戶外的人。

  • I love being outside, but I didn't realize

    我喜歡待在戶外,我卻沒發現

  • that there are 9,000 different ways

    有九千種不同的下雨方式

  • that it rains in the Pacific Northwest.

    發生在太平洋西北地區。

  • Having a roof directly over my head,

    我頭上有一個屋頂,

  • a metal roof,

    一個金屬的屋頂,

  • has changed the way that I feel about the rain.

    改變我感受下雨的方式。

  • And I want to just give you guys an idea

    讓我來告訴你們

  • what it sounds like.

    那聽起來如何。

  • Just rub your hands together.

    摩擦你的雙手。

  • It's a little light rain, little light rain,

    那是小雨,一點小雨,

  • maybe even sleet.

    也能是雨帶著雪。

  • Then it starts getting a little harder,

    然後更用力一點,

  • that's more like November,

    就像十一月,

  • probably December, (Laughter)

    或是十二月,(觀眾笑)

  • stretching into January.

    連綿到一月。

  • Thank you, thank you. (Laughter)

    謝謝,謝謝你們。(觀眾笑)

  • That's more like January, February, March, April,

    那更像一月,二月,三月,四月,

  • most of May this year. (Laughter)

    特別是今年的五月。(觀眾笑)

  • Isn't that awesome?

    那不是很酷嗎?

  • We're so lucky that we get that much rain.

    我們很幸運能有這麼多雨水。

  • (Applause)

    (鼓掌聲)

  • Exactly, exactly! (Applause)

    確實,確實如此!(鼓掌聲)

  • This a picture of frost.

    這是一張結霜的照片。

  • I sleep without the heat on,

    我睡覺時沒有開暖氣,

  • in part because I'm afraid --

    有一部份我滿害怕的

  • I have this little propane heater and I'm afraid

    我有一個小的丙烷加熱器而我擔心

  • that it's going to explode in the middle of the night.

    有一天午夜它將會爆炸。

  • So it scares me.

    那讓我害怕。

  • So this is frost on the window.

    這是窗戶上的霜。

  • I also get treated to wind in the eaves.

    我也習慣享受屋簷邊的風。

  • I know exactly where the sun comes up in the morning,

    我確實知道太陽早上從哪邊昇起,

  • in the summer time,

    夏天的時候,

  • and where it sets in the evening in the winter.

    也知道冬天它從哪邊落下。

  • And I didn't have that relationship before.

    我從沒有這樣的關係。

  • And I think that's opened some stuff up for me,

    我想這替我打開了一些東西,

  • in order to deal with

    為了處理

  • and to help me understand my place in the world.

    並幫助我了解我所處的世界的角落。

  • The other part of it is I live in community.

    另一部份也讓我了解我住的社區。

  • My house sits in somebody's backyard.

    我的房子處在某人的後院。

  • They've gifted me the opportunity to live with them.

    他們給我機會和他們一起柱。

  • We have three households that share the same garden space.

    我們三戶共享同一個庭院空間。

  • My friends, Kue and Anny, and their kids live in one house.

    我的朋友們,古和艾咪,與他們的孩子住在房子裡。

  • Hugh's elderly and Rita live in the next house,

    修是年紀最大的而莉塔住在隔壁那棟,

  • and together our three households make a common compound.

    我們三戶共同混合共享。

  • And, you know, I've learned a tremendous amount

    而你知道,我學到很多很多

  • of what it means to live in community,

    關於住在社區的意義,

  • by letting go of my autonomy.

    藉由放下我的自主權。

  • Something changes for you,

    有些東西改變,

  • kind of fundamentally shifts for you

    一種基本的轉換,

  • when you have to ask for water everyday.

    當你每天都必須要求水資源。

  • So that's been a tremendous gift.

    所以這一個很大的禮物。

  • I have so many other things I want to say,

    我擁有很多其他東西而我想說,

  • but I need to stop.

    我必須停止。

  • I'm not done yet, but I do want to stop.

    我還沒做到,但是我想停止。

  • So this is my heart,

    這是我的心,

  • and this is something we all have in common.

    也是我們的共通點。

  • This is something we all share.

    這是我們共享的。

  • Today our hearts will beat eighty two hundred thousand times,

    今天我們的心臟會跳動八百二十萬次,

  • pumping three tons of liquid through little tiny dime-sized openings,

    透過硬幣寬的開口輸出三噸的液體,

  • filling out 30 miles of vasculature,

    填滿三十英哩的微血管,

  • animating all of our human bones,

    活躍人類的骨骼,

  • firing a billion brain neurons,

    燃燒上十億的腦神經元,

  • making it possible for us to get up in the morning,

    讓我們在早晨醒來,

  • brush our teeth, and say hello to our lover,

    刷牙,問候我們的愛人,

  • and get in the car and go wherever we're going to go.

    然後坐進車子去我們要去的地方。

  • Our hearts are a powerhouse,

    我們的心臟是一個發電廠,

  • a miracle.

    是奇蹟。

  • And they do all of this work without much thought from us,

    我們不假思索就可以做到這一切,

  • without much help from any bit of human technology.

    更不需要人類科技的任何一點幫助。

  • And we get this one shot at life.

    而我們的人生只有一次。

  • We get this one chance to discover our soul.

    我們只有一次機會去探索靈魂。

  • This is something we all share.

    這是我們的共通點。

  • And I double dog dare you guys,

    我跟你們打賭,

  • as you move forward in your day,

    當你們朝日子前進,

  • as you move forward in your life,

    當你們朝人生前進,

  • to access what it means to be human and alive today.

    並找到今日人們生活意義的途徑。

  • Gratitude, humility, grace,

    感恩,謙卑,美德,

  • there's not enough of that going around.

    這些永遠不夠。

  • Gratitude, humility, grace.

    感恩,謙卑,美德。

  • Double dog dare.

    我跟你們打賭。

  • (Applause) (Cheers)

    (鼓掌聲)

I am so nervous. (Laughter)

我現在好緊張。(觀眾笑)

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【TEDx】生活簡單一點,夢想就大一點!Dee Williams - Dream big, live small (TEDxConcordiaUPortland - Dee Williams - Dream big, live small)

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