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Moral Values for Children

If all the flowers in the world were one color, or if there was only one type of tree, it would get boring
after a while. Beauty is found in variety—the varying types and textures, hues and shades.

如果全世界的花都是一個顏色,如果世上的樹也只有一種,那麼過了一段時間後,世
界就會變得非常乏味了。美麗透過多姿多彩而呈現出來——各種各樣的類型和結構、
色彩和濃淡。

Who decides that one thing is better than
another—hair that's dark or light, curly or
straight; bodies that are lean, muscular, or
rounded; noses that are large or small; lips
that are thin or full?
When you try so hard to fit a certain mold
of beauty‚ whether it suits you or not or is
realistic or not, you're giving up your
uniqueness. What's the attraction of
looking like everybody else?

頭髮顏色深或淺,捲髮或直髮;身
材苗條、肌肉發達或是豐滿;鼻子
大或小;嘴唇厚或薄?對於這一切,
誰能決定哪一種會更好呢?
當你如此嘗試去迎合某種美的模式
時,無論它適不適合你,或是否實
際,你等於是在放棄自己的獨特性。
人人看上去都一樣,還有何魅力?

It's human nature to want to be
thought attractive, but true beauty
is not only about physical
appearance. It's also about inner
beauty, that spark that sets a
person apart from the millions of
others who are dressing the same
way, getting the same haircut, and
trying to achieve the same body.

希望被人認為有吸引力,
是人的本性,但真正的
美卻不僅僅在於外表。
它也與內在美有關,一
個人內在美所閃爍的火
花,能使他或她從其他
千百萬人中脫穎而出。

Save yourself a lot of time, trouble, and grief.
Clear your mind of everyone else's perception
of what is beautiful. Set aside everything
you've thought or seen or been told, and ask
God to show you what specific qualities or
features He gave you that make you unique.
Enhance those, and you'll bring out the best,
most beautiful you.

為自己省下許多時間、麻煩和痛苦吧,
洗淨你的思想,不致受到其他每個人
對美的看法之負面影響。把你曾想過、
看過或聽說過的一切都放在一邊,請
上帝告訴你祂給了你哪些特殊的優點
或特徵,使你變得獨一無二。加強提
高這些方面,你就會顯現出那位最好、
最美的你。

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Text courtesy of Activated magazine; used by permission.
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