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Imagine a big explosion
as you climb through 3,000 ft.
Imagine a plane full of smoke.
Imagine an engine going clack, clack, clack,
clack, clack, clack, clack.
It sounds scary.
Well I had a unique seat that day. I was sitting in 1D.
I was the only one who could talk to the flight attendants.
So I looked at them right away,
and they said, "No problem. We probably hit some birds."
The pilot had already turned the plane around,
and we weren't that far.
You could see Manhattan.
Two minutes later,
three things happened at the same time.
The pilot lines up the plane with the Hudson River.
That's usually not the route.
He turns off the engines.
Now imagine being in a plane with no sound.
And then he says three words --
the most unemotional three words I've ever heard.
He says, "brace for impact ."
I didn't have to talk to the flight attendant anymore.
I could see in her eyes,
it was terror. Life was over.
Now I want to share with you three things I learned about myself that day.
I learned that it all changes in an instant.
We have this bucket list,
we have these things we want to do in life,
and I thought about all the people I wanted to reach out to that I didn't,
all the fences I wanted to mend,
all the experiences I wanted to have and I never did.
As I thought about that later on,
I came up with a saying,
which is, "I collect bad wines."
Because if the wine is ready and the person is there, I'm opening it.
I no longer want to postpone anything in life.
And that urgency, that purpose,
has really changed my life.
The second thing I learned that day --
and this is as we clear the George Washington Bridge,
which was by not a lot --
I thought about, wow,
I really feel one real regret.
I've lived a good life.
In my own humanity and mistakes,
I've tried to get better at everything I tried.
But in my humanity,
I also allow my ego to get in.
And I regretted the time I wasted
on things that did not matter
with people that matter.
And I thought about my relationship with my wife,
with my friends, with people.
And after, as I reflected on that,
I decided to eliminate negative energy from my life.
It's not perfect, but it's a lot better.
I've not had a fight with my wife in two years.
It feels great.
I no longer try to be right;
I choose to be happy.
The third thing I learned --
and this is as your mental clock
starts going, "15, 14, 13."
You can see the water coming.
I'm saying, "Please blow up."
I don't want this thing to break in 20 pieces
like you've seen in those documentaries.
And as we're coming down,
I had a sense of, wow,
dying is not scary.
It's almost like we've been preparing for it our whole lives.
But it was very sad.
I didn't want to go; I love my life.
And that sadness
really framed in one thought,
which is, I only wish for one thing.
I only wish I could see my kids grow up.
About a month later, I was at a performance by my daughter --
first-grader, not much artistic talent ...
... yet.
And I'm bawling , I'm crying,
like a little kid.
And it made all the sense in the world to me.
I realized at that point,
by connecting those two dots,
that the only thing that matters in my life
is being a great dad.
Above all, above all,
the only goal I have in life
is to be a good dad.
I was given the gift of a miracle,
of not dying that day.
I was given another gift,
which was to be able to see into the future
and come back
and live differently.
I challenge you guys that are flying today,
imagine the same thing happens on your plane --
and please don't --
but imagine, and how would you change?
What would you get done that you're waiting to get done
because you think you'll be here forever?
How would you change your relationships
and the negative energy in them?
And more than anything, are you being the best parent you can?
Thank you.


【TED】Ric Elias:墜機讓我學到的三件事 (3 things I learned while my plane crashed | Ric Elias)

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VoiceTube 發佈於 2018 年 3 月 21 日


相信很多人有看過或是聽過由湯姆漢克斯主演的《薩利機長:哈德遜奇蹟》(Sully),這部電影改編自 2009 年全美 1549 號航班的飛安事故。影片中的講者 Ric Elias 正是當時飛機上的乘客之一。在鬼門關前走一遭的 Ric Elias 和大家分享當時他腦中的人生跑馬燈,有哪些後悔的事以及奇蹟生還後的心境轉變。這是一個勵志的故事,一起來看看吧!

1line up 0:55
line up 是動詞「排隊;排成一列」的意思,當成名詞片語時,line-up 就是「隊伍;陣容」, 可以用在一個球隊或是一場演出的明星陣容,或是用在指認哪個是嫌犯時「排成一排的人們」。
Please line up behind this line and take a number.

line 這個字當「隊伍」的名詞,有其他常見的搭配片語,例如:cut in line 為「插隊」、get in line 為「排隊」等。
Hey, don't cut in line! We've been waiting in line for an hour!

也可以用 line up + something 指「把⋯排成一列」或是「安排好、準備好某事」。
William lined up his figurine collection on the shelf.
Ken lined up a flash mob dance for his romantic proposal.

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2brace for impact 1:13
brace for impact 是「準備好衝擊」之意,在電影中若有飛機迫降的劇情,就會聽到這一句話。brace for 是「為⋯做好準備」之意,brace 當動詞是「支撐」的意思,而 impact 是名詞「影響、衝擊」之意。
In Sully, every passenger assumes the bracing position after the captain commands "brace for impact."

brace oneself for something 就是「準備好應付 (困難的情境)」的意思。
The host of weather forecast called for people to brace themselves for the upcoming typhoon.

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3in an instant92
in an instant 有「立刻、說時遲,那時快」的意思。instant 當名詞是剎那、瞬間,或是指只要加水即可食用的食物, 因此泡麵的英文就是 instant noodles。
When Sandra heard someone fainted and others asking for a doctor, she ran there and help in an instant.
The panicked mother told the station staff that she was with her son in the crowd, and then in an instant, he was gone.

【TED】Hyeonseo Lee:我的北韓逃亡記 My escape from North Korea

4eliminate  2:43
eliminate 是動詞「排除、消除」,或是指比賽中的「淘汰」。eliminate 通常用來表示除掉負面的事物。後加上一個人時則是委婉表示除掉或暗殺某人。
In the movie, the scientists tested the new drug, whose goal is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease in apes and chimpanzees.
We may not completely eliminate the problem of animal abuse, but we can start with refusing to ride elephants or other animals.

【TED-Ed】美國火車時刻是如何標準化 (How did trains standardize time in the United States? - William Heuisler)

5bawling 3:48
bawl 是動詞「喊叫、咆哮」以及在影片中的「嚎啕大哭」的意思。
I thought I wasn’t going to cry at the high-school graduation ceremony, it turned out I bawled when bunch of friends started crying.

【Buzzfeed】男人們嘗試眼線液的下場... (Men Try Liquid Eyeliner)

聽到墜機都覺得非常痛心和害怕啊!尤其小 V 喜歡出國玩,雖說墜機的機率非常非常小,但遇到亂流或是一點不對勁都還是會心驚驚。看完影片後覺得要好好把握人生,就像講者說的,不要再拖延任何應該做的事情、珍惜重要的人並且努力盡到自己的職責。這個飛航奇蹟也被改編成電影,大家不妨去看看《薩利機長:哈德遜奇蹟》(Sully),從機長的角度去了解這整個事件吧!

文/ Kate Chang




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