Aaron: Mom, I have something to tell you and you're not going to like it.
Margo: What is it?
Aaron: I'm dropping out of college. I want to get out into the real world and get a job. I'm wasting time in school.
亚伦：我在考虑从大学辍学 。我想步入真实的生活，找一份工作 。待在学校是在浪费时间 。
Margo: You'll get a better job if you stay in school and graduate with a degree. You'll have more earning power and better long-term prospects.
玛尔戈：如果你继续读书，等毕业拿到文凭，你就能找到更好的工作 。到时候你会更有能力挣钱，前途也会更好 。
Aaron: I'm sick of school. All of my friends are earning money, buying cars, and living life. I feel like life is passing me by.
亚伦：我厌烦了学校 。我所有的朋友都在挣钱、在买车，活得很精彩 。而我却感觉生命在消逝 。
Margo: Your friends didn't go to college and got a job right out of high school.
Aaron: That's right. There's nothing wrong with that.
亚伦：正是这样 。那样没什么不好的 。
Margo: No, there isn't. And right now, they seem to be living the high life. They don't have any responsibilities and can blow their paychecks on having fun. Once they have a family, their paychecks won't stretch very far. With a degree, you'll out-earn them right out of the gate when you graduate in two years.
玛尔戈：是，没什么不好 。现在他们似乎过着高品质的生活 。那是因为他们没有负担，可以把工资任意挥霍掉 。一旦他们有了家庭，就会入不敷出 。两年后你毕业拿到文凭，一出校门就能挣得比他们多 。
Aaron: I don't want to wait.
Margo: This is all about delayed gratification. A little suffering now will pay off in the long run. Trust me. Two more years and you'll be done.
玛尔戈：这就是延迟享乐 。现在暂时痛苦一阵，长期来看会有好处的 。相信我 。两年之后，你就解放了 。
Aaron: Yeah, maybe I can stick it out for two more years and then no more school—ever!
Margo: Unless you decide to go to graduate school...
Aaron: Mom, don't push it.
俚语：in the long run
英文释义：a long time in the future；finally.
in the short run 的意思与之相反，意为“从短期来看，在短期内” 。
1. The disquiet will boil over in the long run.
2. In the long run, it is aneconomy to buy good quality goods.
3. The LCD will be much cheaper in the short run, I suppose.