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Diversify your life

2,087 words, 5 min read2022/03/25 PM778 views

If your existence is all about work, and work goes to shit, then life goes to shit too. 如果你的存在都是为了工作,那么工作完蛋了,你也跟着完蛋。

If you live for your hobby, and your hobby hits the wall, then your life crashes too. 如果你是为了爱好而活,那么爱好碰壁了,你的生活也会崩溃。

If everything else is waiting until you hang with your mates, and your mates fade away, then you fade too. 如果任何事都要等身边人一起才肯做,那么他们不干了,你亦无法干成。

Betting your drive to get up in the morning on a single path will leave you completely stuck if that one road is blocked. 如果你把早上起床的动力押在一条路上,那条路被堵住了,你的心也会一直堵着。

Don't bet all your happiness and purpose on a single square. 不要把自己所有的幸福和目的押在一片小小的领域。

It's fine to lean on one pillar or another at different times in your life, but you'd do well to make sure there's a few others holding up the roof if the first one crumbles. 在生命的不同阶段,拥有一个或多个精神支柱是没有问题的,但你最好保证在第一个精神支柱崩塌时,还有其他的支撑着你。

Yes, rock it out at work, but reserve some evenings and weekends for a hobby too. Sure, enjoy that tight-knit crew, but realize that life eventually changes for them some day as well. 工作当然是充满不确定性的,但也要为爱好保留一些晚上和周末的时间。 诚然,沉浸于紧密一致的团队是不错的,但也要意识到,生活总会有改变的一天。

Diversification is resilience in action. It's having something in reserve. It's knowing that everyone, everywhere, doing anything, will eventually suffer setbacks, frustration, and despair. And planning for that by packing a bag with more than just hammers. 多样化是生活的 “回魂丹”。它为你储备了一些精神力量。每个人在任何地方做任何事情,最终都不可避免地会遭受挫折、沮丧和绝望。你要学会为这些做好充足的准备,别让自己的手中只有一个筹码。

It doesn't have to be 33/33/33, but you aren't prepared for the likely life if it's 90/5/5. And it won't help you that one in a hundred can hit glory for a while betting it all on 100/0/0. You'll only ever see their highlight reel, and you'll never see the other ninety-nine who crashed and burned. 人生不需要每个方面都做得很好很平均,但你也未必为 “将大部分精力都投入在某个领域” 做好准备。 不必着眼于那些将所有才华孤注一掷赢得高光的人,那并不会对你产生多大帮助。那些终究是百里挑一的极少数,你只看得到光鲜的特例,但未曾知晓更多的那些溃败的大多数。

Diversify your life. 让生活多样起来。

Diversify your life - David Heinemeier Hansson

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