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English to Chinese: Why People Work General field: Bus/Financial
Source text - English Jobs and work do much more than most of us realize to provide happiness and contentment.
Historically, work has been associated with slavery and sin and punishment. And in our own day we are used to hearing the traditional complaints:” I can’t wait for my vacation.” I wish I could stay home today.” My boss treats me poorly.” “I’ve got too much work to do and not enough time to do it.” Against this background , it may well come it’s a surprise to learn that not only psychologists but other behavioral scientists have come to accept the positive contribution of work to the individual’s happiness and sense of personal achievement. Work is more than a necessity for most human beings; it is the focus of their lives, the source of their identity and creativity.
Rather than a punishment or a burden, work is the opportunity to realize one’s potential. Many psychiatrists heading mental health clinics have observed its healing effect. A good many patients who feel depressed in clinics gain renewed self-confidence when gainfully employed and lose some , if not all, of their most acute symptoms. Increasingly, institutions dealing with mental health problems are establishing workshops wherein those too sick to get a job in “outside” industry can work, while every effort is exerted to arrange “real” jobs for those well enough to work outside.
And the reverse is true, too. For large numbers of people, the absence of work is harmful to their health. Retirement often brings many problems surrounding the “What do I do with myself?” question, even though there may be no financial cares. Large numbers of people regularly get headaches and other illnesses on weekends when they don’t have their jobs to go to, and must fend for themselves. It has been observed that unemployment; quite aside from exerting financial pressures, brings enormous psychological troubles and that may individuals deteriorate rapidly when jobless.
But why? Why should work be such a significant source of human satisfaction? A good share of the answer rests in the kind of pride that is stimulated by the job, by the activity of accomplishing.
Translation - Chinese 职业和工作在使人得到幸福与满足方面所起的作用比我们大多数人意识到的要多得多。
English to Chinese: Criminal Law General field: Law/Patents Detailed field: Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright
Source text - English 在许多情况下，但是，我们的行为有好有坏，不是作为我们的意图对象，而是作为我们行为不知情的副作用。想象一下，有人放置了一个完整的现金的钱包，一个饥饿的母亲则认为，使用资金以拯救她的三个孩子。丢失的钱包是个意外，事情是一个好的经过。或假设一瓶毒药的医学标签显示的是营养补充食品，然后随便留下一包瓶子在他的商店后面。一个街上的人得到这个瓶子，阅读了上面的标签，喝了毒药而死亡。贴错药剂标签是一次或多或少的事故，，但危害极大。
Translation - Chinese In many situations, however, we accomplish both good and bad—not as the object of our intentions but as the unwitting side effects of our conduct. Imagine that someone drops a wallet full of cash, a starving mother then finds it and uses the funds to save the lives of her three children. Losing the wallet was an accident, and good came of it. Or suppose that a pharmacist mislabels a bottle of poison as a nutritional food supplement and then casually leaves a package of the bottles in the back of his store. A street person finds the bottles of poison and after reading the labels, drinks the poison and dies. Mislabeling the bottle was an accident, more or less, but great harm came of it.
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