Journey in Life: "Be put in my place" nghĩa là gì?

Thursday, February 13, 2020

"Be put in my place" nghĩa là gì?


"Be put in (one's) place" = Đặt đúng cương vị/vị trí của mình -> Buộc phải khiêm nhường/hạ cái tôi or lòng tự trọng mình xuống; ai đó khiến mình cảm thấy bản thân không quan trọng hoặc không đáng được tôn trọng.

Ví dụ
I was bullied myself in the 9th. grade by “in group” kids just because I was the new kid in town and needed to be put in my place I guess.

I was once part of the problem: I remember selectively quoting the poem in my freshman year English class, only to be put in my place by a professor who suggested (nicely) that I should first bother to read the poem and give it a moment of thought before quoting it with misguided confidence.

There comes a time when I need to be put in my place. It happened a few years back when I caught up with a former student at Wintec. I'd met him several years before on his first night on campus at a first year enrolment evening. I always enjoyed meeting new students. Their dreams for the future and aspirations (nguyện vọng) for world fame were always uplifting to hear, even if their world view was somewhat naive.

Ka Tina

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