So, here we are,
in our world led by almost unlimited information,
on the one hand, there are these incredible innovations
on the other hand, we all face individually and collectively
some enormous challenges.
In the face of these two scenarios, how do you feel right now?
Do you feel overwhelmed or engaged?
Do you feel submerged or inspired?
What if， the enabling factor lay not without,
but within, in our ability,
to close our eyes literally or metaphorically,
and to start to envision a world in which we wish to live?
Hey, if our favorite sports stars,
our heros from history, music or science,
use the technique to visualize
a future long before their great day of success,
then why not us? Right?
If you wish, you can start right now
by imagining a context from which to imagine a mountain top,
like the one in the image behind us,
or one of your own choosing.
Or if you prefer, you can imagine a beautiful garden,
or a happy memory.
If you do allow your mind to enter this creative space,
you may even see details emerge,
perhaps, a note of music, the sound of water,
a fragrance, a sense of touch, or taste,
perhaps even an emotion.
In this place of relative peace,
you may find a starting point for this journey of your imagination,
perhaps a childhood dream,
perhaps the sense of belonging,
a sense of being cared for,
a sense of caring for someone else.
Perhaps, you will have a desire for action,
or just a desire to be.
What you find in that space is yours alone, and unique to you.
And if you follow where it takes you,
it can take you upon a voyage of discovery,
a voyage of discovery where every and all hurdle can be taken in your stride.
What if everything you undertook were to succeed?
What an amazing enabling hypothesis.
If everything you undertook were to succeed,
where would that take you in, say, 5 years time,
or even 25 years time?
You decide the duration.
But in choosing the duration,
that lies beyond your daily turmoils,
more substantial change is possible,
and the notion of leaving to one side,
obstacles becomes more credible.
As you start to wonder where
you could be along your chosen path in 5 or 25 years,
you may find it useful to allow details to emerge, context, somehow.
With whom would you be？
What would you be doing?
What even could you be feeling?
All those details will make it feel more real, more compelling.
And capturing those details and those sensations will be important.
So coming out of the exercise,
you may wish to jot down some ideas,
or share them with a neighbor or a friend later today.
The more real that vision becomes in your mind,
the more powerful it becomes,
as an enabler of the possibilities it creates,
as an enabler of the life you wish to lead.
Like how a tiger draws near to its prey
without ever allowing it to leave its sights.
So, too, you can use your emerging vision of the future
as a drawing force to change current reality into a new reality.
Now one of the powerful ideas that I would like to share with you today
is how often your dreams
are perfectly compatible with the dreams of those around you.
So, for example, if you have a deep seated desire
for the safety of your child in your neighborhood
and someone else wishes their grandchild to be safe,
then common actions may emerge to create a safer neighborhood,
and how often have I been grateful to my neighbors
for being present for me and for my children.
If many of us separately aspire to breathe clean air,
then we may act across the planet,
or we may call upon our representatives to act on our behalf.
So you see there’s no need to feel overwhelm somehow,
it’s not new technologies or distant forces that we need to fear.
Indeed, technology and even knowledge itself is agnostic.
It’s neither good nor evil.
It depends upon the task for which it is programmed.
So, it is up to each of us, to all of us,
to imbue the destination of that technology with a sense of purpose,
because, yes, we can harness technology
因为 没错 我们能够运用技术
and knowledge to bring speed,scale
and know how to division that we have in our mind
to the projects that we’d like to implement.
As a private individual, our visions enable us to act with confidence,
while others see only uncertainty.
In our professional lives,
the ability to create a strategic vision
and to execute on it with confidence, is a sought-after skill.
Beyond that, learning how to communicate your vision with others
while listening to and respecting the vision of others is a kind of art form.
Like somehow the builder of a beautiful sand castle,
who by the beauty of her work,
but perhaps more by the generosity
in which she shares her tips and tools,
inspires and emulation, and not envy.
She inspires co-construction, rather than destruction.
Wherever you are in your life right now,
it can be a good time to start, to create, or to revisit a vision.
都是个 开始 创造或重新审视愿景的好时机
From building children’s sand castles,
to teenage self construction；
from young adult engagement in the rules of adults’ life
to a later role of, say, mother or grandmother,
到稍后的角色 比如说 母亲或祖母
father or grandfather,
As we enter life, and as we take our last breaths,
while I might prefer, certainly prefer to still have
my mother and my father with me today,
perhaps sitting right here in the audience.
I do count myself fortunate to have been present with each of them
at the time of their passing from this world.
The words I was called upon to say at each of their respective funeral
still ring true in my mind.
And it is somehow on the sad occasions
that each of us is forced to take stock
of how our loved ones have made a difference in our lives,
and in the lives of others.
One of the things that we can learn from the lives of others
is that, yes, each of us, all of us,
就是：没错 我们每个人 我们所有人
whatever our chosen path impacts the lives of others.
And the impacts that we have
can be all the greater in the span of a lifetime.
Recognizing the potential length or potential force of a lifetime.
Even small actions taken today will grow over time.
That combination of a personal vision of the future
and the desire to act today
gives you, gives us the power to transform indecision,
the power to overcome indifference.
It gives us the power to establish our own sense of direction,
and from there, so that we, too, can make a difference,
and who knows, inspire others to envision beyond.
So, here we are,