你曾看到不對的事情發生時, 有沒有開口說出你的意見?

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Jun 27, 2016 21:44 Chinese Justice Bullying Philosophy Righteousness Journal
我去年在美國買了一本書,裡面都是一些要鼓勵你寫作文的問題。我原本希望每一、兩天可以寫出一篇文章來增強寫外語的能力,但很可惜的是我一直沒有時間寫而沒有用到。可是最近換了工作,所以我現在有多一點空以及動機學外語。今天的問題是:

「你曾看到不對的事情發生時, 有沒有開口說出你的意見?有沒有害怕?結果如何?」

我記得幾年前我跟我哥要去窩爾瑪買東西(那裡低素質的客戶早已臭名昭著)。我們要走進去時,停車場有兩台車要爭取同一個停車位。其中一台很快衝進去,而另一代的駕駛者大喊:「那是我的停車位,你該死的駱駝騎師!」 (在英文裡面,[駱駝騎師]是一個非常難聽的種族污辱,是指中東人的意思.) 

雖然我只是過路人,但我馬上叫過去:「喂!]
他將目光鎖定於我時,我毫無猶豫地說:「這樣不行!」 我就繼續走進去超市。
我們在逛逛時,我哥跟我說:「我很以你為榮,我應該要學你這一點。」 他這樣說我感覺很棒,我對自己發誓我以後一定會幫被欺負、霸凌的人說話,作為他們的後盾。

可是最好笑的是,我們結帳後要離開時,那個人又遇到我們,就說:「你們是一對好可愛的男朋友!」
我不知道他是不是真的以為我哥是我的男朋友或是他只想侮辱我(暗示我同性戀),但是我反而覺得很好笑!
Last year when I was back home in the U.S., I bought a book at a bookstore that is filled with questions designed to inspire your writing. I bought it with the intention of using it to write daily (or maybe every couple of days) in a foreign language, but alas, I became too busy and never got around to using it. A recent job change has given me more free time and motivation to study language. Here is my question for today:

"Have you ever spoken up when you saw something that was wrong? Were you scared? What ended up happening?"

I remember once when I was with my brother walking into a Wal-Mart in the U.S. (famous for having low-caliber humans as its core clientele), there were two cars who were vying for the same parking spot. When one of the cars pulled in, the driver of the other car called out "That was my spot you god-damned camel jockey!" (Camel jockey is a racial slur for someone who is from the Middle East).

Even though I was just a passerby, I immediately called over to him, "Hey!"
When he locked eyes with me, I said aloud, "That's not cool." And then I continued into the store to do my shopping. As we shopped around, my brother said to me like, "I'm proud of you for saying something. That's something that I can learn from." It made me feel good that I had stood up against a racist bully, and I vowed to myself that in the future, whenever I saw such situations of injustice or bigotry, that I would be an advocate for the bullied.

One thing that was funny/stupid was as my brother and I were leaving the store, that same guy saw us again inside the store and yelled out, "You two make a really cute couple!" I don't know whether he really thought my brother was my boyfriend or if he was just trying to be insulting, but I actually found it funny!