Tuesday, February 7, 2017

女兒語錄(7)Quote of My Daughter(7)



Am I cute?


When my daughter was 3-1/2 years old, she actually taught me a lesson. In a serious tone of voice she asked me, “Mom, why are there bad people in the world?”Astonished, I looked at her and thought, “Yes, why indeed? If there were no bad people, only good people, wouldn't the world be great?” Hundreds of thoughts and thousands of possibilities flashed across my mind, but in the end I couldn't answer her question in a way that a three-year-old could comprehend. I could only tell her honestly, “I don't know.”
She tilted her head and said proudly, “Well, I Know!”
Taken by surprise, I said, “Really? Then tell me why there are bad people.”
“They keep on doing bad things, so they turn into bad people!”
Gosh, that is it?
女兒三歲半時就給我上了一課。那天她很認真地問我:「媽媽,你說世界上為什麼有壞人?」
是啊,世界上為什麼有壞人?世界上要是沒有壞人、只有好人該多好?幾千個感慨和幾萬個答案從我的腦海中奔騰而過,最後我卻發現我無法用一個三歲孩子能聽懂的語言和方式去回答她的問題,所以只好老老實實地告訴她:「媽媽不知道。」
女兒頭一歪,自豪地說:「我知道。」
我吃了一驚:「是嗎?那你告訴媽媽,世界上為什麼有壞人?」
「他老干壞事,就變成壞人了唄。」
天哪!原來如此!……
She tilted her head and said proudly, “Well, I Know!”Taken by surprise, I said, “Really? Then tell me why there are bad people.”“They keep on doing bad things, so they turn into bad people!” Gosh, that is it?女兒三歲半時就給我上了一課。那天她很認真地問我:「媽媽,你說世界上為什麼有壞人?」是啊,世界上為什麼有壞人?世界上要是沒有壞人、只有好人該多好?幾千個感慨和幾萬個答案從我的腦海中奔騰而過,最後我卻發現我無法用一個三歲孩子能聽懂的語言和方式去回答她的問題,所以只好老老實實地告訴她:「媽媽不知道。」女兒頭一歪,自豪地說:「我知道。」我吃了一驚:「是嗎?那你告訴媽媽,世界上為什麼有壞人?」「他老干壞事,就變成壞人了唄。」天哪!原來如此!……

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