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I'm scared. I'm super scared.
I'm scared because I know exactly what happens
this month every year.
Every year.
For the rest of time or actually not the rest of time hopefully
this will end soon but I'm scared, I'm scared because
I know that there are so many of you that graduate this month
and have no fucking idea what you want to do.
And that's okay.
Most people don't.
You should not be stressed about that.
I'm actually not scared about that.
I'm scared that you don't realize that you're entering
the greatest five-year window of your life.
If you are 22 years old and graduating from college,
shit, if you're 22 years old and not graduating from college,
if you are 22 years old, you are entering, first of all,
some of the greatest years of your life, A, but B, this is the moment,
watch this video twice.
If momma's watching this, send this to your daughter Sally right now
because you have to understand this next five-year
window is when you don't go practical and safe.
This is not the time to get the job mom wanted you to.
This is not the time to try to maximize as much money so you
can buy a fat whip.
This is a time to realize that you have a five-year window and
it's three for some it's eight for others but this is
a five-year window for you to attack the life that you want to win
not because it's "The Secret"
or 'cause the world's so Zen
'cause it's fucking hard as shit out there.
As a matter of fact, I'm probably more scared about
your naïveté to how hard it is.
Class is easy.
What you been doing for the last 16 years is easy.
It's a fucking bullshit game. It's structured, it's easy.
The world, this thing. This thing is hard.
However that contradicts what I'm going to tell you right now
which is this is the best and easiest five years of your life
because this is when you need to attack what you love and
what you want to. Here's why.
You don't have all the baggage.
You may have college loans, respect it's hard as shit.
You may have the expectations of your parents.
Mentally hard, fake hard.
You may have a lot of other things but this is exactly
when you can live with four roommates in a basement
and eat fucking fast food.
Do you understand?
This is not when the baby's there.
Some of you have babies.
This is not when you've been married and you promised.
This is not when the world has sucked out
all your dreams and hopes yet.
You've still got this window and yet so many of you are so hungry
for short-term gains.
Maximizing the job that paid you $3000 more but it's not as fun
but you want the $3000.
For what? For what?
For a new iPhone? For what?
You get to live life one time and this is the time right now
to understand what's actually happening
and actually map your behavior
to something that will impact you for the next 80 years.
So promise me, promise me all you youngsters that are watching
this right now, in the fucking comments,
'cause I'll jump in and talk to you,
promise me that you understand that
the land grab of happiness starts right now.
That you don't have to worry about getting that job.
What you should do is go and travel and learn.
Go and start that business that you've always wanted.
Hook up with those three teammates
and start that band you've always wanted.
This is the time massively risk, massively risk oriented.
I know that this is when you're suppose to grow up and go see the world.
But guess what, the world isn't what mommy and daddy told you.
The world is exactly going to be what it's going to be
with or without the way you thought is gonna be.
A ton of shit is going to change.
The world changes every god damn day.
Right now what you need to recognize is you can afford to.
And not all of you I'm sure.
Some of you will leave a comment and say I've got a loan.
I get it, respect.
But that loan is going to be there whether you go and try to
and build something for yourself or not one way or the other.
And by the way, you can work at night.
This is when you put in the 18 hours a day to make your life
that you want happen.
And again, 'cause I'm scared, I can hear myself fucking talking
I'm not saying it's "The Secret," its practicality.
When you are in your early 20s,
this is when you can grind at your highest levels
'cause there isn't all the fucking baggage that comes across with life.
It's harder for the 42-year-olds that are watching right now
to listen to this advice.
You just can't wake up tomorrow and be like "Let's go,"
'cause little Sally has soccer fucking practice.
And because you got 1 million other things
that are holding you down.
But boy, if you're lucky enough to be graduating today
with not a fucking idea of what you're going to do with your future
nobody's ever been luckier than you.
Please recognize it.
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【勵志】大學畢業之後該幹麻?聽完這段你會更有方向! (WHAT TO DO AFTER COLLEGE)

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李芳綺 發佈於 2017 年 6 月 22 日

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最近到了畢業季,大家在丟出自己學士帽之後,是不是突然對未知的未來感到恐懼呢?不知道自己的方向,不知道何去何從,然而影片卻說剛畢業不知道自己的未來在哪裡,反而是世界上最幸運的事!一起來看看影片找方向吧。

1as a matter of fact1:29
比起 in fact 或者是 actuallyas a matter of fact 是我們台灣人比較少用的片語。不過意思都是「事實上,其實」的意思,使用起來就多了幾分正式感。
Many women think weightlifting will make them look big and bulky. As a matter of fact, it makes them more fit and sexy.
很多女性都覺得重量訓練會讓她們變得粗壯。事實上,重訓可以讓你體態更勻稱且性感。


2naïveté1:31
咦?這單字怎麼有些莫名的點點在字母上面阿?其實英文中有很多法文來的單字,這個就是其中一個例子喔!意思是「天真,純真」,當名詞使用,發音是 [nɑ'ivteɪ],形容詞的話則是用 naive
His naïveté doesn't match with his sofisticated appearance.
他的天真跟他洗鍊的外表不相襯。


以下介紹幾個英文中常見的法文單字喔!

cliché [kliˋʃe] 則是指「陳腔濫調」,在口語中批評一個人或是劇情等等時常常用到。
The principal's speech at the graduation commencement was a total cliche. Nobody was actually paying attention to him.
校長在畢業典禮上的致詞完全是陳腔濫調,沒有人真的注意在聽。


至於 genre [ˈʒɑnrə] 則是「(藝術上的)種類,類型」
Musicians should listen to music in all kinds of genre to enrich their work.
音樂家應該各種類型的音樂都要聽,才能藉此豐富他們的作品。


還有在餐廳常看到的菲力牛排,英文就是叫 filet mignon,發音是 [fɪˈle ˈminjɔn];至於莎朗則是 sirloin ,發音是 [ˈsɜrlɔɪn]。
Sir, how would you like your filet mignon cooked?
先生,請問你的菲力牛排想要幾分熟?


*同場加映:
【TED】TED-Ed:電玩遊戲進化史 A brief history of video games (Part I) - Safwat Saleem


3baggage1:59
這個單字可是暑假要出國旅遊的讀者的必學單字喔!在影片中是用了 baggage 的引申義「包袱,負擔」,而原本的意思指的就是「行李」。
All baggages need to be scanned and checked due to the security policy.
根據維安規定,所有的行李都要經過掃瞄並檢查。


為什麼是出國必學的單字呢?因為在機場的托運行李可以稱為 checked baggage,而手提、可以戴上飛機的行李則是 carry-on baggage,通常簡稱為 carry-on。至於提領行李的地方(行李輸送帶)英文則稱為 baggage claim。有計劃暑假要出國的讀者可以在機場多注意一下喔!
- How many baggages are you going to check in today?
- None, I only have carry-ons.
- 你今天要拖運幾件行李呢?
- 沒有,我今天只有帶隨身行李。


*同場加映:
出國要如何辦理機場登機?(EnglishTown - Airport Gate Action)


4hook up3:17
影片中的 hook up 指的是「聯絡,建立關係」。
I can hook you up with my boss if you want the job.
如果你想要應徵這份工作的話我可以介紹我的老闆跟你認識。


但是在口語中的另一個意思可就不太一樣了!從「接吻,親熱」到「發生關係」都可以用 hook up 這個字表示,意思相當廣泛。
- OMG, did you hook up with Ryan last night?
- Stop rubbing it in, I was so drunk yesterday.
- 天啊,你昨晚跟 Ryan 上床了嗎?
- 別再挖苦我了,我昨天整個醉了。


5oriented3:24
影片中的 oriented 意思是「以...為導向,以..為重」,此外也有「面向,面對」的意思喔。
Sam used to be a career-oriented man, but has changed after his daughter was born.
山姆本來是個以事業為重的人,但自從他的女兒出生後就改變了。


orient 也可作為形容詞,意思是「東方的」。例如今年底即將上映的電影 Murder on the Orient Express,中文就翻成「東方快車謀殺案」。如果在句子中加上 the 並以大寫表示,則是指「東方諸國,亞洲」。
The Orient has played an important role in the world economy.
亞洲在世界經濟中扮演著重要的角色。


orientation 則指「(給新生或新員工的)培訓或活動」。例如大學各系為新生舉辦的「迎新宿營」,就是翻成 orientation camp
Orientation camp is going to be your first chance to meet new friends in college.
迎新宿營將是你們在大學第一個認識朋友的機會。


*同場加映:
【TED】你有選擇快樂的權利 (I Choose To Be Happy: Lizzie Valasquez at TEDxYouth@Austin)


還在迷惘的你,是不是也想要勇敢的在這五年盡情追逐自己的夢了呢?不過小編覺得還是要考慮自己的條件,勇敢追夢很好,但為了現實而妥協也不代表失敗。大家一起努力找到自己的方向吧!

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