当我们谈到“触电”的时候,我们在谈什么

WRITTEN AND TRANSLATED BY ALIDA HUANG
CHINESE EDITED BY DR ZHENGDAO YE
LANGUAGE: STANDARD MANDARIN

“触电“,这个词立即让我想到了我参加过的每一次学术会议,也让我想到每一次从某种程度上来说都激
励到我的演讲。当演讲者谈到他们生命中的经历的时候,当他们向听众展示他们研究成果的时候,当他
们把自己的知识结晶传播到各个不同的领域并愿意倾听各种意见的时候,我从演讲者的眼睛里看到火花
在闪烁,与此同时,也在我的心里闪烁和跳跃着。这样的一种激励,这样的一种激动的心情以及这样的
积极向上的人生态度,触动着你大脑的每一股神经,激励着你成为一个更优秀的人。
作为一名二年纪的金融研究生,我所有的学习都是必修课,对研究领域了解甚少。幸运的是,我参加了
2018年学生学术会议,它给了让我对其他研究领域有更深远的见解,同时也激励着我有更高的目标,
不仅是在学术上,同时也是在生活上。他们说,把你的好奇心投入到学术领域,就是研究。我了解到心
理学如何通过模型来研究特定的社会现象,艺术又是如何把自己的想法可视化。这就是我“触电”的过程

记得有一次和朋友聊天,我们谈到,你知道吗,这就是二十多岁大家面临的困惑啊,你不知道自己在做
什么也不知道自己想要什么,可是嘿,哥们儿,至少你知道自己不想要什么啊。然后我们一起笑了。
我们挣扎着,我们停留着,我们不知道如何前进,我们以为我们做到了, 但是又不得不重新开始。这不
仅发生在学术领域, 也发生在我们的生活中,而我依然坚信着,这些瞬间带给我们的,都是比继续生活
的信念多得多。
对我来说,最简单的话,其实不仅仅是你学到了多少,而是你对生命的感受力有多强,?只有如此,才
能保持着“触电”。

 

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When Sparks Fly

When all the speakers talked about their own experiences in life, when they showed the audience their research results, when they spread their ideas into different areas while being open to any thoughts, I saw sparks fly in their eyes, and likewise, it caused sparks in my heart. When the inspiration triggers every nerve of your brain, then you will be able to become better and better.

As a second year Master student in Finance, all my study is coursework and I basically have no idea about research. I volunteered at the Students Research Conference 2018 during the orientation week and luckily got the chance to attend the meetings, which gave me a broader perspective about what’s going on in other areas beyond my business courses. It also inspired me to aim to achieve higher, not only in academia but also in life. ‘Turn your curiosity into research.’ That’s what they always said. I got to know how psychology analyses the specific social phenomenon using the structural models, how Art students get inspiration from a simple part of their life and how they visualize their crazy ideas. That’s how I got electrified by all the diverse research areas.

I remember one day I had a conversation with a good friend, where we talked about being at this age, in our 20s, when you just feel confused and overwhelmed. Most of us have no idea what we are doing with our life and what we really want.  Then I said, “Hey man, at least you know what you don’t want.” We laughed.

We struggle, we are stuck somewhere and have no idea how to handle it, we feel like we are almost done but something just went wrong and we have to start it all over again, it’s not only happened in research but also in each of our lives. I believe every moment gives us a lot more than to just keep it going.

For me, to put it simply, life is not only about how much you learn, but more importantly, it’s about the awareness and feelings of life and nature, of friends and families, of everyone you’ve met, and to keep yourself electrified.