在线词典,在线翻译

人类六种基本恐惧之恐惧年老

所属:成长励志 作者:拿破仑·希尔 阅读:3130 次 评论:0 条 [我要评论]  [+我要收藏]

小编摘要:主要来说, 这种恐惧有两个来源:第一, 认为老年将导致贫穷;第二,也是最普遍的来源,是过去错误而残酷的教训。

In the main, this fear grows out of two sources. First, the thought that old age may bring with it POVERTY.Secondly, and by far the most common source of origin, from false and cruel teachings of the past which havebeen too well mixed with "fire and brimstone," and other bogies cunningly designed to enslave man throughfear.


In the basic fear of old age, man has two very sound reasons for his apprehension-one growing out of hisdistrust of his fellowman, who may seize whatever worldly goods he may possess, and the other arising fromthe terrible pictures of the world beyond, which were planted in his mind, through social heredity before hecame into full possession of his mind.


The possibility of ill health, which is more common as people grow older, is also a contributing cause of thiscommon fear of old age. Eroticism also enters into the cause of the fear of old age, as no man cherishes thethought of diminishing sex attraction.


The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty. "Poorhouse" is not apretty word. It throws a chill into the mind of every person who faces the possibility of having to spend hisdeclining years on a poor farm.


Another contributing cause of the fear of old age, is the possibility of loss of freedom and independence, as oldage may bring with it the loss of both physical and economic freedom.


SYMPTOMS OF THE FEAR OF OLD AGE


The commonest symptoms of this fear are:


The tendency to slow down and develop an inferiority complex at the age of mental maturity, around the ageof forty, falsely believing one's self to be "slipping" because of age. (The truth is that man's most useful years,mentally and spiritually, are those between forty and sixty). The habit of speaking apologetically of one's selfas "being old" merely because one has reached the age of forty, or fifty, instead of reversing the rule andexpressing gratitude for having reached the age of wisdom and understanding.


The habit of killing off initiative, imagination, and self-reliance by falsely believing one's self too old toexercise these qualities. The habit of the man or woman of forty dressing with the aim of trying to appearmuch younger, and affecting mannerisms of youth; thereby inspiring ridicule by both friends and strangers.

 

主要来说, 这种恐惧有两个来源:第一, 认为老年将导致贫穷;第二,也是最普遍的来源,是过去错误而残酷的教训。


在人们对老年的恐惧中,有两个非常传统的理由: 一是出于人对同类的不信任,因为他人可能攫取他所有的世俗财产,另一种原因在于他心目中对死后世界的恐怖印象。


人老后,普遍会有病痛的可能性,这也是导致恐惧年老的原因。情欲也在恐惧年老的原因之列, 因为没有人希望性吸引力衰减。


恐惧年老的最普遍原因和可能的贫穷有关。"养老院"并不是个美好的字眼。任何人只要一想到要在养老院中度过余生,心里就不免一片凄凉。


另一个害怕年老的原因就是可能会失去自由和独立,因为伴随年老而来的可能就是丧失身体和经济两方面的自由。


恐惧年老的症状


这种恐惧最常见的症状是:


o 早衰。约4 0岁左右-心理成熟的年龄-就开始行动迟缓并产生自卑感,错误地认为自己因为年龄的增长正在失去自我。(其实,4 0-6 0岁正是一个人的黄金时期,身心两方面都是如此。)只因自己四五十岁了就习惯心存歉意地提到自己"老了"。相反,一个人应该因为到了这个充满智慧和领悟的年龄而心存感激。


o 不思进取。错误地认为自己太老,而扼杀了进取心、想像力和自立能力。


o 故作年轻。4 0岁的人习惯追求年轻人的服饰和爱好,经常只会招来朋友与陌生人的嘲弄。

标签:恐惧 年老
1
2011-03-07 15:44 编辑:kuaileyingyu
分享到:
关注海词微博:
发表评论:
表达一些您的想法吧!已有0条评论>>
登录,再发表评论
文明上网,理性发言!
您可能还感兴趣的文章:
>>精华推荐阅读
热门评论文章