爱思英语编者按：Transcend Yourself. Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
There was a young man born in a poor family, as a result, his school career was continually interrupted.
Once he was asked to write a paper about what he wanted to be and do when he grew up , That night he write a seven--page paper describing his goal of some day owing a horse ranch, he writehis dream in great detail and he even drew a diagram of a 200-acre ranch , then he drew a detailed floor plan for a 4,000--square--foot house that would sit on a 200-acre dream ranch . he put a great deal of his heart into the project and the next day he handed it in to his techer.
Two days later, he received his paper back,on the front page was a large red F with a note that read " see me after class" the boy with dream went to see the techer after class and asked "why did i receive an F ?", the techer said "this is an unrealistic dream for young boy like you " you have no money you have no resouces from your family, there is no way you could ever do it ,then the techer added "if you rewrite this paper with a more realistic goal, i will reconside your grade"
他提出了大量的，他的心为这个项目和第二天交给了老师。两天后他拿回了报告。封面上是一个又红又大的F和一个便条。”下课后来见我。” 怀着梦想的男孩下课后去见老师问，“为什么给我不及格？” 老师说，“这是一个不切实际的梦想，一个年轻的男孩像你。你没有钱。你没有资源来自你的家庭。你没有办法做到。”接着他又说，“如果你重新写一个比较现实的目标，我会重新考虑你的分数。”
The boy went home and thought about it long and hard . he asked his father what he should do, his farther said , '' look ,son,you have to make up your own mind on this , however, i think it is very importent decision for you "
Finally, after sitting with it for a week, the boy turned in the same paper,making no changes at all. he stated , " you can keep the F and i will keep my dream ".
Recollecting the story , writer was sitting in Boy's 4,000--square--foot house in the middle of 200-acre ranch Two summers ago , that same school teacher brought 30 Kids to camp out on his ranch . when the teacher was leaving ,ha said " look , Monty ,i can teel you this now, when i was your tezcher ,i was something of a dream stealer. During those years ,i stole a lot of Kids' dreams,fortunately, you had enough gumption not to give up on yours."