星期六, 1月 24, 2009

遇上Jezebel


Jezebel, by Sade, 2001 live

最近見到空姐個blog 的大戰,想寫blog時itune又碰巧選中這首歌,頗應境:

Jezebel wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth
She probably had less than every one of us
But when she knew how to walk she knew
How to bring the house down
Can't blame her for her beauty
She wins with her hands down
Jezebel, what a belle
Looks like a princess in her new dress
How did you get that
Do you really want to know, she said
It would seem she's on her way
It's more, more than just a dream
She put on her stockings and shoes
Had nothing to lose - she said it was worth it

Reach for the top
And the sun is gonna shine
Every winter was a war she said
I want to get what's mine

Jezebel Jezebel
Won't try to deny where she came from
You can see it in her pride
And the raven in her eyes
Try show her a better way
She'll say you don't know what you've been missing
And by the time she blinks you know she won't be listening

Reach for the top she said
And the sun is gonna shine
Every winter was a war she said
I want to get what's mine

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關於說錯話:

大家只是普通人,永遠無法掌握一件事的全部。所以,只能憑事情的局部去發表意見。

例如,根據我對聖經的理解,我認為教會應包容同性戀者。

如此陳述,既清晰表達自己意見,同時自處於一個較謙卑的位置,因為「我對聖經的理解」是有限的、可能充滿謬誤的。如果閣下有更佳的見解,提出來就是,尤其要發表有爭議性話題時,可以減輕backfire的力度。而且說話沒講得那麼「死」,往後仍然可以調整意見又保持誠實。

雖然黑人一直政冷感,貝理雅卸任時講的一句,卻印象深刻: I did what I thought was right for our country.

這句說話很高明,隱含了幾個意思1.) 我盡了力把事情做好 2.) 我的能力是有限的,也沒有水晶球 3.) 縱使盡力做正確的事,可能不夠好甚至是錯的

相對起大言不慚 I did the right thing,前者來得謙卑誠實。

日後發表批評或偉論,可借鏡貝理雅的修辭。

10 則留言:

小瓶子 說...
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小瓶子 說...

同意你对修辭的看法.

Hana 說...

黑人,祝牛年好運隨身!

聶秀康 說...

說話的藝術終身學不完,惟有常抱謙卑之心有容乃大.去對待人與事.
順祝新春如意!

Jean 說...

修辭手法對於那些缺乏政績, 一事無成的政客尤其重要。不防去看看小布殊的離職講稿。

英國前首相邱吉爾說話率直, 經常語出驚人, 但毫不影響他在國民心中的地位。

(不要打頭)

Jean 說...

我的網誌復活了, 請有空來逛, 努力灌水

另外想約看戲
http://www.wretch.cc/blog/cocakoala/19836131

xiao zhu 說...

Happy Niu(牛)Year!!

屎忽人會唔會出黎同大家拜年架?

黑人 說...

>小瓶子

希望你個blog 新年間可以停火吧

> hana

喂,你個blog叫hana-ox,唔通今年...
小心保重 ~

> 聶秀康

煮野食的藝術都學不盡啦!每次睇你個blog都會肚餓口痕,祝萬事如意!

> Jean

或者修辭對無能政客重要,但對有為的政治家都好重要,案頭曾經放左一本20th Century Political Speech 的書,歷史巨人們的演詞都華麗動人,邱吉爾都有謙卑的時刻,但佢個年代需要強人,現在需要剛柔並濟的人,時移世易矣。

> 小豬

拜左喇!多謝!

小瓶子 說...

黑人,

我的BLOG烧着了塔, 看来暂时是很难停火了.

Hana 說...

嗯,hana-ox是一個陳年愛情故事,是為了紀念屬牛叫牛牛的男主角……