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双语美文:自由,选择,责任
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Freedom Choice and Responsibility
自由,选择,责任

I love choices.
我爱选择。

I love to walk around in bookstores-not because I can buy all the books,
我喜欢在书店里徜徉,不是因为我能买下所有的书,

but because I could buy one book, and I have so many to choose from.
而是因为我可以买一本书,我有这么多的选择。

I like buffets.
我还喜欢自助餐。

I rarely get to go to them, but when I do,
虽然我很少去,但是当我去的时候,

The first thing I do is to walk around and see what the choices are.
我做的第一件事就是四处逛逛,看看有什么选择。

I also like the Internet.
我还喜欢互联网。

It seems like cyberspace really doesn't have any limits.
看来网络真的没有任何限制。

There are so many things to discover--- like space.
有这么多的东西等待被发现——比如空间。

Sometimes, I think we don't appreciate the freedom that we have.
有时候,我觉得我们不喜欢我们拥有的自由。

We are free to make many different choices.
我们可以自由地做出许多不同的选择。

From the food we eat--- to the places we visit--- to the people we meet--- to the classes we take and on and on and on.
从我们所吃的食物到我们去的地方,我们见的人,我们所上的课程等等。

But freedom has dangers. If misused, it can be harmful.
但自由也有危险。如果滥用,将会带来危害。

I could pile a mountain of food on my plate and NOT to eat it.
我可以将山一样的食物堆在我的盘子里,而我则不去吃它。

It would be a waste. But that's a choice I have.
它会是一种浪费。但这是一个选择。

The Internet has dangers, too.
互联网也有危险。

If parents are not careful and don't supervise what their kids can see--- well kids can lose some of their innocence because of freedom.
如果父母对他们的孩子所看到的不留神也不监督,那么孩子们会因为自由而失去一些他们的天真单纯。

There's a reason for legal age limits when it comes to driving, gambling, drinking,smoking, and voting.
当涉及驾车、赌博、酗酒、吸烟、和投票时法律会有年龄的限制。

Until we reach that age, we aren't free to do those things.
直到我们到了那个年岁,否则我们去做那些事将不会被赋予自由。


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