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2010-1-23:张磊与他的捐款

 

这段时间很多人都在谈论一个话题,就是一个叫张磊的中国人,在美国耶鲁大学读过书,现在他成功了,为了感谢美国母校“改变了他的人生”,他就一下子捐了8888888美元。

一些人说张磊不爱国,把钱捐给美国的学校,却没有捐给中国的学校,毕竟他还是人民大学毕业的。一些人说张磊“拔了中国教育的内裤”,为什么不是人民大学改变了他的人生呢!一些人力挺张磊,说他是好样的,懂得感恩,耶鲁大学是值得他这样做的。还有一些人则充满了想象力,说张磊只不过在作秀,他想借此打入美国上流社会。

真是仁者见仁智者见智,我想这件事情之所以牵动大家的神经,不外乎就是8888888美元是一个天文数字,于是大家就像谈论明星八卦一样在谈论这件事情。但是张磊不是明星,他捐款这件事情也不像明星的花边新闻,怎么谈论都有些别扭,于是大家就开始谈爱国,谈中国教育,谈各自复杂的匪夷所思的心情。

张磊其实也就是为了感恩,给培养过他的耶鲁大学捐钱而已。如果他觉得人民大学“改变了他的人生”,我想他也会捐给人大的。这跟是否爱国完全没有关系,就像一个人快要被水淹死了,一个老外见义勇为,跳到水里把他救了,我们不能因此就说他感谢这个救了他性命的老外是不爱国吧。至于人家想怎么感谢报恩,那是人家自己的事情,我们在这里评头论足算什么呀!

阴谋论者总喜欢发挥想象力,去挖掘事实的真相。我试着按照阴谋论的思路想了想,发现其实也就是那一连串的,带有明显中国风的“8”而已了……

 

 

Mr. Zhanglei and his donation

 

Recently, most of the people have been discussing one thing ---- a Chinese guy named Zhanglei who was educated in America donated 8888888 dollars to his alma mater which is the famous Yale University. He has succeeded in his career and he said Yale University had changed his life and he just wanted to show his gratefulness.

Different people got different opinions about his donation.

Some people said this guy was not a patriot, he donated a large amount of money to an American university and on the contrary he didn’t donate any money to a Chinese university, and after all, he had graduated from Renmin University in China.

Some people said his donation was a big shame to Chinese education system, and it is obvious that Renmin University didn’t change his life even though he once been a undergraduate student there.

Some people gave supports and understandings to his donation, they said it was great for him to show his gratefulness to Yale University which deserved to receive it.

And some people who are full of imaginations said it was just a showcase, Mr. Zhanglei just want to enter the upper class in America.

Why were so many people interested in it and why did they talk about it? I think it is merely because of the number 8888888 which is such a big amount that most populace will never earn it even though they spend their whole life making money. As a result, they talked about it just like gossips of famous people. But before this happened, Mr. Zhanglei was not a star of business, and the event of his donation was not a gossip anyway. So they began to comment on Chinese education system, on patriotism, and their comments also includes their own complex feelings.

Mr. Zhanglei donated money to Yale University, and this event is all about gratefulness. I think if his life was changed by Renmin University, he would donate money to it too. There is nothing about patriotism. Let’s imagine that a person is drowning, and a foreigner passes by at that moment, he jumps into the river and saves his life. We must not say that the person giving thanks to the foreigner is not a patriotic action. Whatever he wants to give to the foreigner out of gratefulness is none of our business anyway.

Some people always want to dig the very truth up. I used their method to think about Mr. Zhanglei and his donation, and I found something. It is the number of that money which is full of Chinese style. The number is a series of eight which means getting rich in China……

 

alma mater 母校;

注意Be动词的用法,只在表示被动时使用;

注意obvious的发音,重音在前面;

out of 由于;

举例子一般用一般现在时,不用过去时。

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  • 我们常常高估自己能在1年内能做的事情,而同时又会严重低估自己在10年内能做的事情。 []


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