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To Succeed in America One Must Be Honest
要在美国成功就要诚实

Here’s some advice I gave to a young man who’s just moving to the USA from another country: “You can succeed in America if you are hard working, capable, and honest.” He said, “I can understand the hard working and capable, but why honest?” I said, “People here in the USA really hate dishonesty, at least people who are of a higher class. Some lower class people in America, like some lower class people everywhere, may not place much importance on honesty, but most higher-class people in America for sure place great importance on it. If they find out you’ve been dishonest to them, they just won’t deal with you any more. You know, people wonder why they get passed over for promotions, when they’ve been hard-working and capable, but that may be why – they may not have been 100% honest when dealing with other people…”

我对一位即将由另一个国家迁移到美国的青年人说:“如果你勤力、能干、诚实,则可以在美国成功。”他说,“我可以理解勤力和能干,但是为什么诚实呢?”我说,“美国这里,人们很憎恨不诚实,最少高上阶层的人们是这样。有些低下阶层的人们,好像其他地方的有些低下阶层一样,可能不很重视诚实,但美国多数高上阶层的人则非常重视。如果他们发现你曾对他们不诚实,他们会不再跟你交易。有些人不明白为什么勤力能干,仍然得不到升职,这就可能是原因:他们待人接物可能没有百分之百诚实。”

So, to succeed in America, be honest. Don’t exaggerate, don’t misrepresent, don’t bend things. If someone asks you something you don’t want to tell him, just say so, “Sorry, I can’t tell you that” or “Ah, that’s confidential.” People in America will respect you for being a “straight-shooting”, reliable person. Whatever you do, don’t make up something for an answer; don’t lie.

所以,要在美国成功就要诚实。不要夸张,不要误导,不要歪曲。如果人家问你的东西是你不想告诉他的,就坦直地说,“对不起,不能告诉你”或说,“唉,那是秘密啊”。在美国,这样做人家会尊重你的,认为你是个正直可靠的好汉。千万不要伪造些东西回答他,千万不要撒谎。

Why is America like that? That’s because American society has the most free market type of ideology, and free market ideology despises dishonesty. For a free market to be successful, the exchange of goods and services has to be reliable. Fraud, along with stealing and robbery, destroys the reliability of exchange and therefore destroys free exchange and the free market itself. Thus Americans hate dishonesty.

为什么美国这样呢?因为美国社会的意识形态是最崇敬自由市场的,而自由市场思想最厌恶不诚实。自由市场要成功,物品和服务的交换则一定要可靠。欺骗,跟偷和抢劫一样,摧毁交换的可靠性,因而摧毁自由交换和自由市场本身。所以美国人憎恨不诚实。

Feng Xin-ming 冯欣明


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