Long ago in a small, faraway village, there was a place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house. He looked through the doorway with his ears lifted high and his tail wagging as fast as it could. To his great surprise, he found himself staring at 1000 other happy little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his. He smiled a great smile, and was answered with 1000 great smiles just as warm and friendly. As he left the House,
he thought to himself,"This is a wonderful place. I will come back and visit it often."
In this same village, another little dog, who was not quite as happy as the first one, decided to visit the house. He slowly climbed the stairs and hung his head low as he looked into the door. When he saw the 1000 unfriendly looking dogs staring back at him, he growled at them and was horrified to see 1000 little dogs growling back at him. As he left, he thought to himself, "That is a horrible place, and I will never go back there again."
All the faces in the world are mirrors.
What kinds of reflections do you see in the faces of the people you meet?
很久以前的一个很远的小村庄里,有一个 以“千镜屋”而著名的地方。一只乐观的小 狗听说了这个地方并决定去参观。当来到 这个地方,他蹦蹦跳跳地上了台阶,来到 房门口,高高地竖起耳朵,欢快地摇着尾 巴,从门口往里张望,他惊奇地看到
有1000只欢乐的小狗像他一样快地摇尾 巴。他灿烂地微笑着,回报他的是1000张 热情,友好的灿烂笑脸。离开时他心想:“这是一个精彩的地方,我一定要经常来参观。”
在这个村里还有另一只想参观“千镜屋”的 小狗,他不及第一只小狗乐观,他慢吞吞地爬上台阶,然后耷拉着脑袋往屋子里看。一看到有1000只小狗不友好地盯着他,他便开始冲他们狂吠,镜中的1000只小狗也冲着他狂吠,把他给吓坏了,他在离开时心想: "这是一个恐怖的地方,我再也不会来了。”