pondelok, 26. septembra 2011

Homework

Áno, aj vo veku 35 rokov človek musí písať domáce úlohy. Je pravda, že posledné dve domáce úlohy z angličtiny, ktorú máme vo firme som akosi zabudol spraviť, tak by sa konečne zišlo spraviť aspoň túto :) Na domácu úlohu sme dostali porovnať "byť slávny" a "byť úspešný". Keďže to je domáca úloha z angličtiny tak nasledujúce riadky budú písané daným jazykom...

Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity.
- William Hurt

I have read few quotations from famous people about being famous and this one pops up. Funny part is, that name William Hurt was not very famous to me and I had to google to know who he is. But his quotation is good one.

What we could say about being famous? Many times it looks like that being famous is easy job. Nice women is smiling to the camera, handsome boy is answering reporters’ questions with ease, naked beauty pretending not to see paparazzi ... But that is only one side of coin. What we usually see is only "being famous" part but not "working hard to be famous" part. And there are many others "working hard to be famous" so you have to be  "working even harder to be famous".

And what about being successful? Famous people are usually successful but not all successful people are famous. But they have one thing in common and it is working hard part. Every really successful person has to put lot of effort to be successful. It does not matter if your success is about being famous, being first in Olympic Games or it is about being the best software developer. Each of those people has to work hard many years and many times without being noticed by others.

So, what do I prefer? Being famous or being successful? For me being successful is sufficient. I do not really care about being famous part. I do not want to be in the news or being spied by paparazzi.

3 komentáre:

  1. I would rewrite last quotation in this sentence: What we usually see is only "being famous" part but not "working hard to be famous" part.

    You forget pronoun in "Does not matter if your success is about being famous, being first in Olympic Games or it is about being the best software developer."

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  2. The sentence I refer to in my first comment is this: And there are many other "working hard to be famous" so you have to "working hard even more to be famous".

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