Journey in Life: 03/07/15

Saturday, March 7, 2015

"Be bred in the bones" nghĩa là gì?

Elegant is bred in the bone. Photo courtesy Timothy Marsee.

'To be bred in the bones' nghĩa là ăn vào tận xương tủy, không tẩy trừ được.

Ví dụ
With the help of well-designed experiments (thí nghiệm), you can see glimmers (ý niệm mơ hồ) of moral thought, moral judgment and moral feeling even in the first year of life. Some sense of good and evil seems to be bred in the bone. Which is not to say that parents are wrong to concern themselves with moral development or that their interactions with their children are a waste of time.

As for marriage, “What’s the point?” she said. “Right now things seem to be working.” Ms. Taylor’s wait-and-see attitude may well be bred in the bone, her discreetness (dè dặt, kín đáo) the product of a genteel (quý phái, thượng lưu) background. She was skiing at age 2, and spent much of her adolescence rowing, racing sailboats, playing tennis and lacrosse (môn thể thao dùng vợt để bắt và ném bóng).

Mr. Udé, who was born in 1964, was raised in Lagos, Nigeria. Dressing for photographic portraits may be bred in the bone. His family dressed up to have their pictures taken twice a month. He has lived in New York since the 1980s. “I qualify as a New Yorker, if you allow,” he said, his accent and wording showing a trace of the former British colony.

Phạm Hạnh

Mấy dòng cảm nghĩ nhân ngày mùng 8 tháng 3

shared from Hoang To.
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Sinh ra trời phú phận đàn bà
Hơn hẳn đàn ông cặp nhũ hoa
Râu ít thường ngày đâu thèm cạo
Lông nhiều thi thoảng wax qua loa
Lúc đái được ngồi không phải đứng
Khi làm chẳng khổ vẫn rên la
Đàn ông thường đã trăm bề thiệt
Giờ lại thêm ngày 8 tháng 3...

Từ phương diện khác:
Trân quý biết bao phận đàn bà
Gánh đời trĩu nặng cặp nhũ hoa
Một lỗ sản sinh toàn nhân loại
Đôi dòng nuôi lớn cả sơn hà
Công dung ngôn hạnh đè vai mảnh
Việc nhà việc nước đảm tay hoa
Đàn ông những gã còn tử tế
Ngày nào cũng phải 8 tháng 3!

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Relationships are easy

shared via Simple Marriage.
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Photo courtesy latteda.

You teach people how to treat you.

i.e If your spouse is treating you badly, you play a role in it if it continually happens. If you’ve been tolerating unavailability, or inconsiderate, hurtful, or even abusive behavior from your spouse, you’re partly to blame. You’re either not leading, not setting boundaries, or you haven’t been willing to get to rejection. These are three essentials for a respectful, reciprocal, nurturing, and grown up relationship.
If you accept bad behavior from your spouse (and friends and family), you are likely to get bad behavior from them. If you want a great relationship, you must stop “tolerating” anything less than loving, respectful behavior. Raise the bar, act accordingly yourself (i.e. be what you want to attract), and invite your spouse to follow you there. If you want your marriage to keep getting better over time and lighten your load rather than add to your burden, you must take responsibility for both how you behave and for what behaviors you accept from your spouse.
At the end of the day, live according to this statement: You teach people how to treat you.