奥普拉哈佛大学演讲(MP3+中英字幕) 第4期
日期:2015-07-30 14:00



And in a very competitive world that really is a calling card because I can tell you as one who employs a lot of people when I see "Harvard" I sit up a little straighter and say "Where is he or she? Bring them in."


It's an impressive calling card that can lead to even more impressive bullets in the years ahead: lawyer, senator, C.E.O. , scientist, physicist, winners of Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes or late night talk show host.


But the challenge of life I have found is to build a resume that doesn't simply tell a story about what you want to be but it's a story about who you want to be.


It's a resume that doesn't just tell a story about what you want to accomplish but why.


A story that's not just a collection of titles and positions but a story that's really about your purpose.


Because when you inevitably stumble and find yourself stuck in a hole that is the story that will get you out.


What is your true calling? What is your dharma? What is your purpose?


For me that discovery came in 1994 when I interviewed a little girl who had decided to collect pocket change in order to help other people in need.


She raised a thousand dollars all by herself and I thought well if that little 9 year old girl with a bucket and big heart could do that I wonder what I could do?


So I asked for our viewers to take up their own change collection and in one month just from pennies and nickels and dimes we raised more than three million dollars that we used to send one student from every state in the United States to college.


That was the beginning of the Angel Network.


And so what I did was I simply asked our viewers " Do what you can wherever you are, from wherever you sit in life. Give me your time or your talent your money if you have it."

其实我做的只是简单的请求我们的观众:“ 无论你在哪里处于人生的哪个阶段。如果可以,请拿出你的时间、天赋以及金钱,做你力所能及的事。”

And they did. Extend yourself in kindness to other human beings wherever you can.


And together we built 55 schools in 12 different countries and restored nearly 300 homes that were devastated by hurricanes Rita and Katrina.


So the Angel Network I have been on the air for a long time, but it was the Angel Network that actually focused my internal G.P.S.


It helped me to decide that I wasn't going to just be on TV every day but that the goal of my shows, my interviews, my business, my philanthropy all of it, whatever ventures I might pursue would be to make clear that what unites us is ultimately far more redeeming and compelling than anything that separates me.



奥普拉·温弗瑞(Oprah Winfrey),1954年1月29日出生于密西西比州科修斯科,美国演员,制片,主持人。是当今世界上最具影响力的妇女之一,她的成就是多方面的:通过控股哈普娱乐集团的股份,掌握了超过10亿美元的个人财富;主持的电视谈话节目“奥普拉脱口秀”,平均每周吸引3300万名观众,并连续16年排在同类节目的首位;2009年11月20日,据国外媒体报道,在播出了23年之后,脱口秀女王奥普拉·温弗瑞的节目《奥普拉脱口秀》于2011年9月9日结束。



1.used to 过去经常

例句:He used to stand in for the star.


2.pocket change 零钱

例句:What's more, far from making a dent in your wallet, dried cranberries cost mere pocket change -- just 50 cents a cup.


3.a lot of 许多

例句:I will not burden you with a lot of questions.


4.on the air 广播

例句:We would never use it on the air . You need to find a real news story.