整個世界因你而不同
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Every Sunday morning I take a light jog around a park near my home. There's a lake located in one corner of the park. Each time I jog by this lake, I see the same elderly woman sitting at the water's edge with a small metal cage sitting beside her.
 
This past Sunday my curiosity got the best of me, so I stopped jogging and walked over to her.
 
As I got closer, I realized that the metal cage was in fact a small trap.
 
There were three turtles, unharmed, slowly walking around the base of the trap.
 
[ls]She had a fourth turtle in her lap that she was carefully scrubbing with a spongy brush.[/ls]
 
"Hello," I said. "If you don't mind my nosiness1, I'd love to know what you're doing with these turtles."
 
She smiled. "I'm cleaning off their shells," she replied.
 
"Anything on a turtle's shell, like algae2 or scum, reduces the turtle's ability to absorb heat and impedes3 its ability to swim. It can also corrode4 and weaken the shell over time."
 
She went on: "I spend a couple of hours each Sunday morning, relaxing by this lake and helping5 these little guys out. It's my own strange way of making a difference.
 
"But don't most freshwater turtles live their whole lives with algae and scum hanging from their shells?" I asked.
 
"Yep, sadly, they do," she replied.
 
"Well then, don't you think your time could be better spent? And 99% of these turtles don't have kind people like you to help them clean off their shells. So, no offense… but how exactly are your localized efforts here truly making a difference?"
 
The woman giggled6 aloud.
 
She then looked down at the turtle in her lap, scrubbed off the last piece of algae from its shell, and said, "Sweetie, if this little guy could talk, he'd tell you I just made all the difference in the world."


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1 nosiness f385c6dc5f9431d818feab03e125a173     
好打聽,愛管閑事
參考例句:
  • I am sure I will see a lot of nosiness crawling in your stomach! 那么我一定會看到很多“八卦”在你的肚子里爬來爬去!
  • I do not want to be mean to anybody, but his nosiness is really exasperating. 我并不想對任何人耍脾氣,但他這么好打聽真叫人惱火。
2 algae tK6yW     
n.水藻,海藻
參考例句:
  • Most algae live in water.多數藻類生長在水中。
  • Algae grow and spread quickly in the lake.湖中水藻滋蔓。
3 impedes c8c92d3198ba71918f3f4f2d50bb7bab     
阻礙,妨礙,阻止( impede的第三人稱單數 )
參考例句:
  • High packing density greatly impedes the cooling of the array. 高存貯密度很不利于陣列的散熱。
  • The inflexibility of the country's labor market seriously impedes its economic recovery. 該國勞工市場缺乏靈活性,這嚴重阻礙了它的經濟恢復。
4 corrode Uolze     
v.使腐蝕,侵蝕,破害;v.腐蝕,被侵蝕
參考例句:
  • The tools will corrode with rust if never used.這些工具如長期不用會長鐵銹而損壞。
  • It will pollute people's aesthetic taste and corrode social spirit.它污染人們的審美趣味,腐蝕社會精神。
5 helping 2rGzDc     
n.食物的一份&adj.幫助人的,輔助的
參考例句:
  • The poor children regularly pony up for a second helping of my hamburger. 那些可憐的孩子們總是要求我把我的漢堡包再給他們一份。
  • By doing this, they may at times be helping to restore competition. 這樣一來, 他在某些時候,有助于競爭的加強。
6 giggled 72ecd6e6dbf913b285d28ec3ba1edb12     
v.咯咯地笑( giggle的過去式和過去分詞 )
參考例句:
  • The girls giggled at the joke. 女孩子們讓這笑話逗得咯咯笑。
  • The children giggled hysterically. 孩子們歇斯底里地傻笑。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
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