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There is an ancient saying in China goes as: If your ship is against the current, you lose your ground when you don't advance.
中國有句諺語說:“逆水行舟,不進則退。”

Isn't this talking about life?
這不就是人生嗎?

If you want something, you need to work at your best constantly.
你需要不斷地努力,才能得到自己想要的東西。

But many other sages have told us that sometimes you need to slow down so that you can find peace and see clearly what you truely want in the first place.
但是,也有很多哲人的名言告訴我們:人生中,有時候也需要慢下腳步,這樣才能冷靜下來看清自己的初心。

The competition in our society is fierce. It is now. It used to be. And it will be.
社會上的競爭是激烈的,現在是,以前也是,將來也一樣會是。

And at the same time. We have family, friends and lovers who we need to cherish.
同時,我們還有親人、朋友、愛情這些關系需要去滋養。

But we all only have 24 hours a day.
然而,我們每個人在一天之中都只有24個小時。

And a lot of time among these hours have to be used to rest. Otherwise we won't be able to survive.
而且這其中的很長一段時間還必須用來休息,不然我們就沒法生存。

Yes, your energy is limited. There are limitations that you cannot go beyond.
是的,你的精力是有限的,有些極限是你沒有辦法超越的。

So you really need to remind yourself that sometimes life does take patience.
所以有時候真的得提醒自己:人生需要耐心。

There are things that you can't do only with your determination. They require your patience.
有很多事情并不是你下決心就能夠做到,它們需要時間。

Slow down. Shake off some anxiety. Find more peace. By doing this you can actually go farther.
慢一點,少一點焦慮,多一些平靜,這樣其實走得更遠。

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(翻譯:能貓)