2016年04月29日

Do it Anyway

Anyway Poem By Mother Teresa



The verses in the video reportedly were written on the wall of Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta, India, and are widely attributed to her.
Mother Teresa: "Do It Anyway"

The original version, the paradoxical commandments, was written by Dr. Kent M. Keith in 1968 as part of a booklet for student leaders.
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2016年03月09日

What is the difference

Harry Potter と Snape 先生がはじめて出会う有名な場面です。



1:00 あたりから、何度みてもいやらしいですね、この Snape 先生は(演じた俳優さんは、最近亡くなられましたけど…合掌)。とくに、"What is the difference between ... and ...?" の言い方が。いやあ、"I don't know, sir." と何度も言わされる Harry の気持ちがよくわかるわ。
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2015年12月30日

Superstition

Misterduncan is one of the most popular English teachers on the Internet.



Although I teach science, I'm very superstitious. I'm afraid of black cats!
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2015年11月16日

Altruism and The Selfish Gene

Richard Dawkins has written books on evolution. One of them is "The Selfish Gene." If his theory is true, how can people be so nice to strangers?



*altruism: willingness to do things that ​bring ​advantages to ​others, ​even if it ​results in ​disadvantage for yourself
*tip of the iceberg: a ​small, ​noticeable ​part of a ​problem, the ​total ​size of which is really much ​greater
*kinship: the ​relationship between ​members of the same ​family
*reciprocal: used to describe a relationship in which two people or groups agree to do something similar for each other, to allow each other to have the same rights, etc
*social Darwinism: an extension of Darwinism to social phenomena; specifically : a sociological theory that sociocultural advance is the product of intergroup conflict and competition and the socially elite classes (as those possessing wealth and power) possess biological superiority in the struggle for existence
(適者生存・優勝劣敗という発想から強者の論理となり、帝国主義国による侵略や植民地化を正当化する論理にもなったとされる。)
*antidote: something that helps to improve the effects of something bad or negative

I want to be nicer than the person I've become.
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2015年11月14日

The Presentation

Many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with listeners. Nancy Duarte shares practical lessons on how to make a powerful presentation.
*resonate: to produce an emotional effect on someone



The point is to make a contrast between what is and what could be. Nancy believes that ideas are the most powerful tools people have. Her passion is to help every person learn to communicate their world-changing idea effectively.
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