译介|给老师、学生和生活的十条守则

互联网上流传着不少约翰·凯奇的人生语录,而今天分享的这十条关于老师、学生和人生的原则,实际来自艺术家、教育家Corita Kent修女,并在后来成了洛杉矶Immaculate Heart Convent 艺术部的官方守则。

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RULE ONE: Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for awhile.
一:找到你所信任的地方,并持续一段时间。

RULE TWO: General duties of a student — pull everything out of your teacher; pull everything out of your fellow students.
二:学生的职责——榨干你的老师;榨干你的同学。

RULE THREE: General duties of a teacher — pull everything out of your students.
三:教师的职责——榨干你的学生。

RULE FOUR: Consider everything an experiment.
四:把任何事都当作实验。

RULE FIVE: Be self-disciplined — this means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to follow them. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way.
五:自律——找到拥有智慧的人,然后选择跟随他们。有记律就是好好地跟随,自律就是更好地跟随。

RULE SIX: Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail, there’s only make.
六:错误是不存在的。没有输赢,只有创造。

RULE SEVEN: The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It’s the people who do all of the work all of the time who eventually catch on to things.
七:唯一的准则就是做。只有去做,才能有所收获。那些一直持续地、广泛地工作的人,最终才会有所领悟。

RULE EIGHT: Don’t try to create and analyze at the same time. They’re different processes.
八:不要试图同时一边创作一边分析。这两个应该是不同的过程。

RULE NINE: Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It’s lighter than you think.
九:只要还过得去,就应该保持快乐。享受自己,事情没你想得那么沉重。

RULE TEN: “We’re breaking all the rules. Even our own rules. And how do we do that? By leaving plenty of room for X quantities.” (John Cage)
十:“我们要打破所有规矩,即使是我们自己的规矩。那么该怎么做呢?通过给未知留有足够的空间”(约翰·凯奇)

HINTS: Always be around. Come or go to everything. Always go to classes. Read anything you can get your hands on. Look at movies carefully, often. Save everything — it might come in handy later.
提示:时时出现,参加所有活动,保持出勤。阅读你能找到的任何东西。经常认真地看电影。保留一切——未来可能会用得上。