[英语美文]你不必追求独创

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你不必追求独创 You Don't Have To Be Original有一种幼稚的看法,认为所谓创新就是彻底摒弃。然而,创新绝非空中楼阁。这篇关于八哥、《美国偶像》和木匠的三个小故事也许会让你不再抓耳挠腮,增加创新的勇气,拓宽创新的思路。 I sat on my deck, enjoying the evening. Birds chirped        and fluttered around the birdfeeder in the backyard. Finches

clung to a bag of thistle hanging on a tree branch, only ten

feet from me. They'd grown used to my presence and no longer

flew away, when I stepped out for fresh air. I sat and watched

them pull the thistle through the tiny openings in the fabric.

Their feathers - red, purple and yellow - pleased my eye.

    From a distant tree, I heard the song of a cardinal - purdy,    purdy, purdy. The song changed. It was a starling. Next, it was

a version of the robin's evening song. A little later it was a

song I couldn't identify.

    It was a mocking bird. For more than thirty minutes, he    sang through his repertoire of songs. He was loud; his singing

perfect. He didn't have a song of his own. He mocked the songs

of other birds, pieced them together, and created a concert for

my enjoyment.

    I was reminded of "American Idol?" a show my girlfriend,    Heather, has me addicted to. Hopeful singers competed against

each other, singing the songs of others - judged by a panel

of three. The top contestants went to Hollywood, where they

competed against others. Each week they were faced with new

challenges. One-by-one they were eliminated, until a winner

was chosen.

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