http://www.youth.cn  2014-04-07 14:32:48  中国青年网

  Did you know that people without friends are more likely to die an early death? It’s true. Just ask science.


  To up your chances of living a long, happy life, having a bunch of fair-weather buddies won’t do the trick. You need a diverse, well-rounded entourage that will stick with you through thick and thin. The following eight types of friends are just what you need to keep the doctor away.


  1. A Loyal Best Friend


  Sometimes a loyal best friend is the only thing you need to stay sane. Everyone needs a non-judgmental friend who will support them no matter what. This is the kind of friend who knows all of your deepest and darkest secrets, but still loves you all the same.

  有时一个忠诚的、最好的朋友是你保持理智所唯一需要的。每个人都需要有一位这样的朋友。无论发生什么事情,他/她都会支持而不是批判你 。这种朋友 知道你所有隐藏最深的、最黑暗的秘密,但是他们仍然爱你。

  2. A Fearless Adventurer


  We live in a big world where there are so many places to see, people to meet, and experiences to be had, yet so many of us are stuck in our own routines and forget to, well, live. We all need an adventurous friend who will pull us out of our shells and introduce us to new ideas, cultures, philosophies, and activities.


  3. A Brutally Honest Confidant


  There’s certain situations in life where we need to hear the harsh truth. That’s what the brutally honestconfidantis for. If you’re in a rocky relationship and everyone’s telling you that it’s perfectly normal that you’re back with that special someone for the 8th time in the last 2 years, the brutally honest confidant is there to yank your rose-colored glasses off and tell you, “Enough. Stop with all that break-up-and-get-back-together drama. You deserve better.”


  Friends are supposed to be honest with each other. If you find someone who is brutally honest with you (in aconstructiveway), then hold on to this person! People like that are hard to come by these days.


  4. A Wise Mentor


  Jesse Jackson once said, “Never look down on someone unless you’re helping them up.” If you have someone smart, inspiring, and admirable in your life who practices this philosophy, you’re extremely lucky. We all need a friend who inspires us to be better people without making us feelinadequate. Plus, being around such a person will challenge us to better ourselves every day.

  杰西-杰克逊曾经说过,“永远不要瞧不起别人,除非你在帮助他们。” 如果你的生活中有聪明灵巧、鼓舞人心、令人钦佩的人正在实践这一理念,那你就相当幸运了。我们都需要朋友鼓舞我们来让我们变得更好,而不是让我们感到不足。另外,和这样的人待在一起,每天都会让我们变得更加出色。

  The wise mentor in your life doesn’t have to be someone who shares the sameoccupationor hobbies with you. It’s simply someone who’s a few steps ahead of you in life and has enough wisdom and patience to guide you in the right direction. It can be anyone — a colleague, a friend who’s beyond their years, or an older neighbor — as long as you look up to this person and want to be more like them.


编辑:廖书曼 来源:沪江英语网


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