線上閱讀討論-當幸福來敲門The Pursuit of Happyness101


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1- Time to get up, man.
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– All right, Dad. – Come on.
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Should be here soon.
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– I think I should make a list. – What do mean?
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– For your birthday gifts? – Yeah.
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You know you’re only getting a couple of things, right?
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Yeah, I know. Just to look at and study so I can choose better.
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Okay, well, that’s smart. Yeah, make a list.
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Can you spell everything you’re thinking of?
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– I think so. – All right. That’s good.
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– How you doing in here, man? – Okay.
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Can we go to the park today, after?
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No, I gotta go to Oakland. Well, maybe, we’ll see.
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Give me a kiss.
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I’ll talk to you later.
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Excuse me.
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Oh, excuse me…
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…when is somebody gonna clean this off?
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And the Y? The Y. We talked about this.
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It’s an I in “happiness. ” There’s no Y in “happiness. ” It’s an I.
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I’m Chris Gardner,
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I met my father for the first time when I was 28 years old,
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And I made up my mind as a young kid…
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…that when I had children…
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…my children were gonna know who their father was,
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This is part of my life story,
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This part is called “Riding the Bus, ”
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What’s that?
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It’s a time machine, isn’t it?
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Seems like a time machine.
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That seems like a time machine. It’s a time machine. Take me with you.
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This machine…
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…this machine on my lap-
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This guy, he has a time machine.
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He travels in the past with this machine and…
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– it is not a time machine,
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It’s a portable bone-density scanner,
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A medical device I sell for a living,
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Thank you for the opportunity to discuss it with you.
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– I appreciate it. – We just don’t need it, Chris.
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It’s unnecessary and expensive.
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– Well, maybe next- – Thank you.
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It gave a slightly denser picture than an x-ray for twice the money,
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– Hey. – Hey, baby.
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– What happened? – No, nothing.
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Look, I can’t get Christopher today.
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Oh, no, you don’t, Chris. I’m back on at 7.
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I know. I have got to go to Oakland.
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So I gotta get Christopher home, feed him, bathe him…
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…get him in bed, and be back here by 7?
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– Yes. – And we got the tax-bill notice today.
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– What are you gonna do about that? – Look, this is what we gotta do.
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You see that car? The one with the pretty yellow shoe on it?
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That’s mine,
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There’s no parking near hospitals,
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That’s what happens when you’re always in a rush,
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Thanks anyway. Very much.
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– Maybe next quarter. – It’s possible.
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I needed to sell at least two scanners a month for rent and daycare,
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I’d have to sell one more…
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…to pay off all of those tickets under my windshield wiper,
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The problem is…
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…I haven’t sold any for a while,
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Since when do you not like macaroni and cheese?
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Since birth?
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– What’s that? – What?
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– What is this? – It’s a gift for Christopher.
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– From who? – Cynthia from work.
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It’s for adults. Chris can’t use it. She didn’t know.
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What are you supposed to do with it?
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Make every side the same color.
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Did you pay the taxes?
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No, I’m gonna have to file an extension.
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– You already filed an extension. – Yeah, well, I gotta file another one.
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That’s- It’s $650. I’ll have it in the next month.
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That means interest, right?
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– And a penalty? – Yeah, a little bit.
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Look, why don’t you let me do this? All right, just relax. Okay?
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– Come here. Calm down. – I have to go back to work.
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Let’s get ready for bed. Hey, put your plate in the sink.
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A few days ago I was presented with a report I’d asked for…
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…a comprehensive audit, if you will, of our economic condition,
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You won’t like it, I didn’t like it,
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But we have to face the truth…
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…and then go to work to turn things around,
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And make no mistake about it, we can turn them around,
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The federal budget is out of control,
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And we face runaway deficits of almost $80 billion…
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…for this budget year that ends September 30th,
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That deficit is larger than the entire federal budget in 1957,
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And so is the almost $80 billion…
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…we will pay in interest this year on the national debt,
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Twenty years ago, in 1960…
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…our federal government payroll was less than $ 13 billion,
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Today it is 75 billion,
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During these 20 years, our population has only increased by 23,3 percent…
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Man, I got two questions for you:
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What do you do? And how do you do it?
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– I’m a stockbroker. – Stockbroker. Oh, goodness.
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Had to go to college to be a stockbroker, huh?
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You don’t have to. Have to be good with numbers and good with people.
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– That’s it. – Hey, you take care.
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I’ll let you hang on to my car for the weekend.
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– But I need it back for Monday. – Feed the meter.
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I still remember that moment,
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They all looked so damn happy to me,
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Why couldn’t I look like that?
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I’m gonna try to get home by 6.
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I’m gonna stop by a brokerage firm after work.
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– For what? – I wanna see about a job there.
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Yeah? What job?
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You know, when I-
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When I was a kid, I could go through a math book in a week.
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So I’m gonna go see about what job they got down there.
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What job?
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Stockbroker.
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– Stockbroker? – Yeah.
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Not an astronaut?
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Don’t talk to me like that, Linda.
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I’m gonna go down and see about this, and I’m gonna do it during the day.
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You should probably do your sales calls.
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I don’t need you to tell me about my sales calls, Linda.
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I got three of them before the damn office is even open.
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Do you remember that rent is due next week?
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Probably not.
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We’re already two months behind.
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Next week we’ll owe three months.
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I’ve been pulling double shifts for four months now, Chris.
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Just sell what’s in your contract. Get us out of that business.
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Linda, that is what I am trying to do.
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This is what I’m trying to do for my family…
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…for you and for Christopher.
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What’s the matter with you?
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Linda.
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Linda.
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This part of my life is called “Being Stupid, ”
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Can I ask you a favor, miss?
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Do you mind if I leave this here with you just for five minutes?
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I have a meeting in there and I don’t wanna carry that…
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…looking smalltime.
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Here is a dollar and I’ll give you more money when I come back out.
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Okay? It’s not valuable. You can’t sell it anywhere.
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I can’t even sell it, and it’s my job. All right?
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– Chris? Tim Brophy, Resources. – Yes. How are you?
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– Come with me. – Yes, sir.
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Let me see if I can find you an application for our internship.
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I’m afraid that’s all we can do for you. See, this is a satellite office.
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Jay Twistle in the main office, he oversees Witter Resources.
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I mean, I’m- You know, I’m just this office.
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As you can see, we got a hell of lot of applications here, so…
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Normally I have a resume sheet, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere.
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– We… – Thank you very much.
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I need to go.
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I’ll bring this back.
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– Thank you. – Okay.
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Trusting a hippie girl with my scanner, Why did I do that?
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Excuse me. Excuse me.
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Like I said, this part of my life is called “Being Stupid, ”
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Hey! Hey! Hey! Don’t move! Don’t move! Stay-!
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Stop! Stop!
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Don’t move! Stop this-! Stop the train!
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Stop! Stop!
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The program took just 20 people every six months,
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One got the job,
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There were three blank lines after “high school” to list more education,
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I didn’t need that many lines,

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