Hi,
订阅
报纸
纸质报纸 电子报纸
手机订阅 微商城
英语
学习
双语新闻 翻译协作
英语听力 国际学校
口语
演讲
精彩视频 名人演讲
演讲技巧 口语训练营
教育
资讯
新闻资讯 语言文化
备课资源 经验交流
用报
专区
中学Teens
小学Kids
第24届“21世纪·可口可乐杯”全国英语演讲比赛 第十七届“21世纪·VIPKID杯”全国中学英语演讲比赛 第十七届“21世纪·VIPKID杯”全国小学英语演讲比赛 第十七届“21世纪·VIPKID杯”全国小学英语演讲比赛 第三届中国日报社“21世纪杯”少儿英语大会
 频道首页  |  活动动态  |  思享汇  |  精彩视频  |  历届讲稿  |  名人演讲  |  演讲技巧  |  口语训练营  |  情景会话
口语频道 > 往届比赛精彩视频 > 正文
第十六届中国日报社“21世纪杯”全国英语演讲比赛海外选手特别评审奖Jiratha Thiradanon演讲视频
来源:21英语网    日期: 2011-05-10

第十六届中国日报社“21世纪杯”全国英语演讲比赛海外选手特别评审奖Jiratha Thiradanon演讲视频

Jiratha Thiradanon:泰国Thonburi Mongkut国王科技大学选手,第16届21世纪杯全国英语演讲比赛海外选手特别评审奖。

演讲稿:

       A belief should not be a blind trust in a person or thing.

       A belief should not be a belief without proof.

       A belief should not be an act of the will without the act of the understanding.

       A belief should not be something you feel trapped within.

Ladies and gentleman, I’m Jiratha, a contestant from Thailand. I’m going to give a speech on what beliefs I had when I was young, how we can obtain reasonable beliefs and how belief can make a difference.

Beliefs are part of our lives, rich or poor, sick or healthy, old or young.  Beliefs may be right or wrong, depending on how you look at them. When we were young we were taught to believe in many things that we could not make sense of. For me, in Thailand I was told not to sing while eating otherwise I would end up marrying a very old man. And when there was a rainbow in the sky, I was forbidden to point my finger at it, if not, it would be cut off. I was told not to cut or trim my nails at night or I would lose all the fingers. Silly, right? I am sure many of you have childhood eccentricities you have experienced. These beliefs that were taken for granted during childhood later turn out to be good messages hidden in parables. The reason why we should not sing while eating is because we could choke. The rainbow thing, they did not want us to point at people randomly by accident. It’s just impolite. And for nail cutting, it’s just because we can’t see things well at night and might hurt ourselves.  As children, we are protected from the consequences of our actions, and in fact even prevented from acting out many things. Later on, as adults, we are left unprotected from the consequences of our decisions and actions.

We start questioning things and have our reasonable beliefs. And this is the point where a certain belief makes your life different. What can happen to you if you believe in everything blindly? You cannot see what’s right and what’s wrong. You become naïve and dumb. And you can be taken advantage of. But how can you have a reasonable belief so you won’t be a fool? Should we believe in things that can be proved and lead to a logical conclusion?

Many people like you and me believe in science and making judgment calls based on evidence. However, science is continuously “changing” and many “facts” have been proven wrong, incomplete or otherwise unreliable. Remember, even a scientific giant like Einstein confessed that he made a great blunder. And, science has not been able to prove everything, especially matters of a metaphysical, spiritual or subconscious matter. So, a “blind” belief in science being the last word on any subject or the absolute insistence on using the science “filter” on discovering truth can lead to false assurances.

Before I end this, I can’t avoid talking about the internet. In this era, we must learn how to identify what’s to believe and what not and how to steer away from wrong and bad information. Be critical. Question what you see, and remember that information on the internet is no more likely to be true than what you read in print media. Remember that your 13-year-old neighbour can publish on the web as easily as the China Daily can! 



相关文章
双语新闻
Loading ...
热点翻译
Loading ...
 主办
联系我们   |    广告业务   |    诚聘英才   |   演讲比赛   |   关于我们   |   手机访问
有意与本网站合作者,有关合作事宜请联系我们。未经21英语网书面授权,请勿转载或建立镜像,否则即为侵权。
主办单位:中国日报社 Copyright www.i21st.cn All Rights Reserved 版权所有 复制必究   京ICP备13028878号-12   京公网安备 11010502033664号
标题
内容
关闭
内容