2012年11月28日

TED (3): The Best Gift I ever survived by Stacy Cramer


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Stacy Cramer “The Best Gift I ever survived”
survive:生き残る;切り抜ける

(1) Imagine, if you will − a gift. I’d like for you to picture it in your mind. It’s not too big − about the size of a golf ball. So envision what it looks like all wrapped up.

picture (v) :思い描く
envision:思い描く

(2) But before I show you what’s inside, I will tell you, it’s going to do incredible things for you. It will bring all of your family together. You will feel loved and appreciated like never before and reconnect with friends and acquaintances you haven’t heard from in years. Adoration and admiration will overwhelm you. It will recalibrate what’s most important in your life. It will redefine your sense of spirituality and faith. You’ll have a new understanding and trust in your body. You’ll have unsurpassed vitality and energy. You’ll expand your vocabulary, meet new people, and you’ll have a healthier lifestyle.

incredible:信じられない
bring together:1つにする
appreciate:@鑑賞する A高く評価する B感謝する
reconnect:再び結び付ける
acquaintance:知人
hear from ~:〜から連絡がある
adoration:崇拝
admiration:称賛、感嘆
overwhelm:圧倒する
relalibrate:再測定する
redifine:再定義する
spirituality:精神性の高さ
faith:信頼、自信
unsurpassed:越えられない
 ← (v) surpass:超える
vitality:活力

(3) And get this − you’ll have an eight-week vacation of doing absolutely nothing. You’ll eat countless gourmet meals. Flowers will arrive by the truckload. People will say to you, “You look great. Have you had any work done?” And you’ll have a lifetime supply of good drugs.

absolutely:絶対的に
countless:数限りない
gourmet:グルメ !発音注意!
by the truckload:トラック1台分で、大量に

(4) You’ll be challenged, inspired, motivated and humbled. Your life will have new meaning. Peace, health, serenity, happiness, nirvana. The price? $55,000, and that’s an incredible deal.

challenged:課題に取り組んで
inspired:触発されて
motivated:やる気になって
humbled:謙虚で
serenity:(心の)静けさ
nirvana:涅槃
deal:取引、契約

(5) By now I know you’re dying to know what it is and where you can get one. Does Amazon carry it? Does it have the Apple logo on it? Is there a waiting list? Not likely. This gift came to me about five months ago. It looked more like this when it was all wrapped up − not quite so pretty. And this, and then this. It was a rare gem − a brain tumor, hemangioblastoma − the gift that keeps on giving.

by now:今頃は
die to know:死ぬほど知りたい
gem:宝石
brain tumor:脳腫瘍
hemangioblastoma血管芽細胞腫

(6) And while I’m okay now, I wouldn’t wish this gift for you. I’m not sure you’d want it. But I wouldn’t change my experience. It profoundly altered my life in ways I didn’t expect in all the ways I just shared with you.

profoundly:深く
alter:変える

(7) So the next time you’re faced with something that’s unexpected, unwanted and uncertain, consider that it just may be a gift.

be faced with ~:〜と直面する

Good Luck with Your Studies!

●TED 公式サイト
http://www.ted.com/talks/stacey_kramer_the_best_gift_i_ever_survived.html
● Digital Cast
http://digitalcast.jp/v/12130/



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