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爱好和职业是鱼与熊掌不可兼得?开言英语学员用自身经历解答

时间:2020-07-31 15:20:03  作者:  来源:  浏览:84  评论:0

   很多人都说,毁掉一首心爱歌曲的方式是什么?把它作为起床闹钟的铃声!基于同样的道理,当一个人把自己的爱好变成职业,爱好就不再是兴趣,而是变成了一种毒药。那么问题来了,你认可爱好和职业是鱼与熊掌不可兼得这种理论吗?开言英语学员Kenny在Talk演讲比赛中以《Hobby and Profession》为主题,结合自身经历对这个大家关心的问题进行了解答。


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  Kenny目前是一家体育互联网公司的体育营销经理,也是一名喜欢英语的足球狂热爱好者。他对于足球的有多热爱呢?长达20年的时间!并且这种热爱会随着时间的推移而不断增加。

  在Kenny10岁的时候,有一次,老师让班里所有的学生一起在教室里观看中国队的比赛。球员们精湛的足球技巧以及他们之间的精妙传球配合深深吸引了年幼的Kenny,从那一刻起足球就像一颗种子种在了Kenny的心里。

  当时的Kenny刚刚意识到这是世界杯,是足球世界里的最高殿堂,也是中国队的巅峰之作。Kenny有一种很强烈的感觉,那就是将来他和足球之间还会发生更多的故事。也就是从那时起,足球成为了Kenny生活中非常重要的一部分。如果别人在外面遇见他,他要么是在踢足球,要么就是在去踢足球的路上。


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  后来,随着大学毕业,Kenny也遇到了和很多人一样的选择,或者说难题,是该找一份报酬丰厚的工作还是追寻心中的梦想。经过一番思考之后,Kenny决定寻找一份和足球相关的工作。经过半年多时间的尝试和努力,他最终应聘上了一份做体育运营的工作。

  但是,在父母的眼中,公务员,医生和律师这样的稳定工作才是适合Kenny的。为了这件事,Kenny和父母发生过眼中的争吵,甚至还差一点离家出走。随着时间的推移,Kenny也明白了父母的良苦用心,他们只是担心自己不能很好的应对逆境。

  带着对工作的热爱,Kenny在7年的时间里已经从一名稚嫩的新手成长为可以带领团队举办职业足球赛事的人。在这期间,他曾多次在国际比赛中担任英语翻译,并有机会与之最喜欢的球星见面。每当看到观众为比赛欢呼时,每当得到团队和合作伙伴的认可时,Kenny都会更加得坚定。

  谁说我们不能把业余的爱好变成自己的职业?如今,对Kenny来说,他的爱好不仅仅是职业,也是前进时最大的推动力。Kenny用自己的亲身经历告诉大家,爱好完全可以变成自己的职业,并且可以做的非常出色。


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  为了能够让广大学员能够快速提升英语能力,尤其是口语方面的表达,开言英语除了在线上建立了一套包含面试、商务谈判、西方婚礼礼仪、客户关系维护、外出旅游等50多个英语常见场景专辑,500多项针对场景的英语核心能力知识点,以及超过2000节付费课程及近1000节FM课程的学习系统,母语沉浸式英语学习环境当中之外,还积极组织和发起Open粉丝见面会、开言Talk演讲比赛、WeMeet英语角这样可以面对面沟通、交流的线下活动,旨在通过让学员大胆开口说英语,勇于自我表达提升英语能力。每次活动,都会吸引到大量学员的踊跃参与。


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  最后,送大家一个彩蛋——Kenny的英语演讲稿,你能把他完全翻译出来吗?

  Hello everyone, nice to meet you here. My name is Kenny.

  I am a sports marketing manager from a sports internet company, and I am a huge fan of football.

  Before I start my speech, I would like to ask you some questions. Has anyone maintained a hobby for 20 years?

  Oh, I see so many hands. Maybe. Okay, so how many people have turned your hobbies into professions?

  Cai Kangyong once said that you should never turn your hobby into a profession.

  Well, I did. And I wish to use my own story as to prove that turning your hobby into a profession can actually bring you much more than you can imagine.

  The story began when I was 10 years old. Our teacher asked all the students to watch the Chinese team's game in the classroom together.

  The superb football skills of the players and the exquisite passing between them fascinated me deeply.

  It was then I realized that this was the World Cup, the pinnacle of the Chinese team.

  And I had a strong feeling that there will be more stories between me and football in the future.

  Since then, football has become an important part of my life.

  If you meet me outside, I am either playing football or on the way to play football.

  When I was about to graduate from college, I was stuck with a question that everyone would encounter, that is what I am gonna do in the future.

  To settle with a job that pays well, or to follow my heart and pursue my dream?

  Then I suddenly realized that I didn't have to compromise at all.

  Why can't I just try to find a job in the football industry?

  Since then I have made up my mind to find a job in football.

  I tried every way I could think of to look for such kinds of jobs.

  I sent resumes to every company that related to football, went to the job fairs every day.

  After nearly half a year of continuous searching, I finally did it. I got an offer in sports operation.

  It may seem bland to others, but only I know what this job meant to me.

  You may ask: Kenny, have you ever thought of giving up?

  Sure, I have.

  When I realized the expectations given by my parents were different from my dreams, my faith got shaken.

  In the eyes of most parents, stable jobs such as civil servants, doctors and lawyers are the best choices for their children.

  My parents, especially my father, found my hobby rather meaningless. And I fought in a silent way by refusing to communicate with him.

  Over time, the misunderstanding grew like a snowball, and an inconspicuous argument made the quarrel broke out like an avalanche.

  I had never seen my father so angry before, scolding, cursing, venting out loud his anger that had been repressed for such a long time.

  This job had never been truly accepted by my father, and my persistence was just pale and weak.The idea of "running away from home" came into my mind.

  Well, if you can't understand me, then I'll leave.

  When I was leaving, my father was gasping and tried his best to hold my hand and urge me to stay.

  Only then did I notice the wrinkles on my father's face. I asked myself, how long had it been since the last time I took a good look at my father’s face?

  How long had it been since the last time I had a genuine conversation with my father?

  I turned around and saw my mother weeping silently. I hesitated and I felt empty and lost.

  "Am I wrong? Is it really worth my persistence?"

  That was really a tough day. Two villains were fighting in my head. One said, Kenny, you have to face the reality. Another said, Kenny, you have to follow your heart.

  How do I choose? Since then I hadn't talked to my father for a very long time.

  My mother would still call me occasionally and ask me how I was doing, did I need money.

  It turned out that what they were actually afraid of was that I couldn't handle adversity, so they insisted on letting me choose a more secure job.I finally understood them.

  And I told myself that I must work even harder and prove to my father that I can lead myself to a better life by doing something I truly love.

  For seven years, I have grown from a newbie to someone who is now able to lead a team to hold professional football games.

  I have also worked as an English translator in international competitions for many times and have been given the opportunities to meet with my favorite stars.

  Every time I see the crowd cheering at the game, every time I get the recognition from my team and partners, I would become more and more certain of myself and know that my persistence finally pays off.

  Who says you cannot turn your hobby into a profession? For me, my hobby is now not only my career, but also my biggest driving force.

  In the past seven years, I travel for work a lot. Even though I mentioned my progress in work many times when I was at home, my stubborn father still didn't say any words of approval for my work.

  However, when I share photos of my work to the family's WeChat group, he always holds the mobile phone and carefully looks at each photo, and nods silently. This moment is worth a thousand words to me.

  At this point, my story is almost over.

  As you can see, I am just an ordinary person with ordinary life experience, so my story may not be exciting enough. But that's okay, isn't it?

  Because the most important thing is that I want you to know that, although it is not easy to find your inner hobbies, but perseverance will surely result in unexpected gains. We may all be ordinary, but we can be our heroes through hard work and perseverance.

  If I can do it then you can do it! Thank you!



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