3 min read

Paul Graham — Life is short

人生很短嗎?什麼時候會有這個念頭?

人生很短嗎?什麼時候會有這個念頭?

分享一篇探討生命短暫的文章,Podcaster 耳朵書籤翻譯 Paul Graham(Y-combinator創辦人)在2016年發表的文章 — — 生命短暫 (Life is short)

Photo by Ian Schneider / Unsplash

原文

Life is short, as everyone knows. When I was a kid I used to wonder about this. Is life actually short, or are we really complaining about its finiteness? Would we be just as likely to feel life was short if we lived 10 times as long?
If you ask yourself what you spend your time on that’s bullshit, you probably already know the answer.
But different things matter to different people, and most have to learn what matters to them.
The things that matter aren’t necessarily the ones people would call “important.” Having coffee with a friend matters. You won’t feel later like that was a waste of time.
You don’t need to be constantly reminding yourself why you shouldn’t wait. Just don’t wait.
Relentlessly prune bullshit, don’t wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have. That’s what you do when life is short.

(from: Paul Graham’s Life is short

Life is Short
January 2016[[ Life is short, as everyone knows. When I was a kid I used to wonder about this. Is life actually short…

我們都很常聽到這句話:「生命短暫 (Life is short)」​。
但我小時候每次聽到這句話,我都會想,講這句話的人是真的在抱怨生命的有限性嗎? 所以把壽命延長十倍,我們就不會再有「人生短暫」囉?​
哪些事情是在浪費我們的生命?​
這時候我們應該要問自己:我真的想要花時間在這個東西上面嗎? 我是不是應該要做更重要的事情?​
但,什麼是重要的事情?​
重要的事情,不會因為時空背景而改變。​
重要的事情不見得是「重要」的事情,它很可能就只是和朋友喝杯咖啡,聊聊生活,或者抱抱身邊的人。即使只是這樣,你也不會覺得浪費時間。​
你不需要不斷的提醒自己不該等待,you just don't wait,不要等,現在就去做就對了。​
把那些浪費生命的事情最小化,不要等到有機會才去做想做的事情,享受你的時間,做重要的事情。​​
※翻譯來源:版權屬於耳朵書籤,僅作合理使用分享
耳朵書籤
一個分享、討論書籍的Podcast,基於以下兩個原則選書: Goodreads 4.0↑ 豆瓣 8.0 ↑ 【最新消息】 https://www.instagram.com/earduo.podcast/ Powered by Firstory Hosting

「我沒有時間。」這個說法其實是一個迷思。

“Having no time is a myth.” — Ali Abdaal

別輕易說自己沒有時間,利用心境轉變,就能徹底改變對時間的看法,運用起來也能變得更有自覺。