Wander
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Wander

I want to walk a winding road where there’s no end in sight Not a straight road but down small streets alleyways and bypasses with a view Mountain roads through the evergreen And shore roads by the ocean I want to wander And take in the sights Not rushing but savoring every moment Every twist … Continue reading

Monday lights
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Monday lights

Mist hovers in Times Square tonight and dampens the crowd. A few handfuls of people mill around Taste of Times Square and hold styrofoam plates of ribs, while the surrounding area is easily passable for once. Theaters on the sidestreets enjoy their day of rest. To walk through the center of the city in business dress … Continue reading

Jump high
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Jump high

Poor humans bound by gravity can only jump a few feet before coming back down. Other humans wanted to break those laws, and invented airplanes and helicopters. Others built skyscrapers. Others built space shuttles. In all these, humans did the impossible. Continue reading

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An afternoon afoot

Spontaneous community organization is now an artifact, something scholars, journalists and society marvel at. Look at all the people playing field hockey in Tompkins Square Park! Look at the families actually bringing their kids to the playground! Look at the people picking herbs and tomatoes in the gardens! Look at the neighbors watching baseball together … Continue reading

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这一个生命 – YOLO

英文有一句话叫YOLO (You Only Live Once), 意思就是多享受这个短短的生活,因为你只有一条命. 这个词成为很多年轻人对生活的价值观,特别是大学生. 十几年来父母亲给我们养的好习惯,努力念书,早睡早起,吃得健康,节省等一瞬间就放下. 但是到了大学以后我们发现可能不必这么生活才能成功,至少想试一下不同的生活方式.为了YOLO我们半夜到Papa John’s 吃比萨,期末考中和朋友探索真人密室逃脱, 花不少钱换发型,干很多相对危险但是带来刺激的事(因为发现这些并没什么负面效果). 我们想,反正生活就这么短,我们也还没工作,对社会没有这么大的责任,现在能享受就多享受呗.但是当大学毕业后还这么吃喝玩乐,二十几岁的孩子玩了一连串的YOLO活动,YOLO就变成一种生活方式.若一帮子的年轻人只想享受生活,天天享受刺激,不想平静下来为一件事好好努力,不想为别人做什么好事,不想给社会什么贡献,话说通俗一点世界肯定会跨下来. 从另外个角度来看,YOLO并不是这么不好的事. 它的意思是掌握机会,不浪费时间,因为年轻的时光很短的. YOLO就代表说你只有这几年和社会去拼,这时不好好努力未来的成功就没有了. 你只有一个机会在大公司表现好,若第一次表现不好接下来没有机会了. 你只有一个机会在小公司努力,要不然更大的公司就觉得你小事也不能把握好. 别觉得现在因为做小事没有成就感,罗马不是在一天建成.现在坚持就有未来的成就. 不管是年轻人还是长辈,每个人应该持YOLO的心态对待生活. 因为时间确实有限. 若你回想过去十年,你是后悔,没感觉,还是看到你自己对社会的贡献? 作者赵星27岁已出了两本书,明年出电影.27岁的记者已在ABC NEWS当编辑,曾经也在CNN做过事. 奥运运动员十几岁就得金牌. 不是说玩总比工作差,但是每个选择并有后果. 你在十年之间能玩DOTA,打25级,或是在同样时间开自己的公司,提高自己的名声. 你只有这么一个机会.YOLO.   Continue reading

Life

On the meaning of YOLO

So many decisions seem to come down to yolo. Otherwise known as “you only live once” and therefore a motto for making the most of your life experience, yolo is the college student’s excuse for doing anything seemingly counter-productive. Do you get $1 slices at Papa John’s at midnight with your friends or study for … Continue reading

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Us 90s Kids

In America we’ve given each definable generation a fancy name like “Baby Boomers” or Generation X. In China they just say “80 hou” or “90 hou,” which literally means the “post-80s” or “post-90s” generation. Many have commented on the defining characteristics of each generation, especially when the first of the 90s generation graduated from college … Continue reading