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American social welfare activist and well known in JapanHelen KellerHer words, which have lost both her hearing and eyesight, are still handed down as touching many people.
First of allLet's follow her upbringing and then introduce her many quotes while thinking about her life.
Background of Kehelenra- (Background of Quotations)
AmericaCivil WarHelen Keller was born on June 27, 1860, to a German-American father and an English mother.
Helen Keller grew so fast as she was six months old that she could remember her words, but it was the effect of her childhood meningitis in 1882 when she was one and a half years old. It emits a mysterious high fever.
And while her life was saved, her eyes were blind and her ears were deaf.
Losing her sight and hearing is a shocking event. She is a child whose onset is memorable. She did not receive general education and her family suffered a great deal.
However, Helen Keller eventually has a fateful encounter with a woman. Her parents are also recommended by a doctorAnne SullivanShe asked a person to tutor.
Helen Keller was very impatient at this time, and she said Anne Sullivan had a lot of trouble. But Anne Sullivan teaches Helen Keller her things lovingly and patiently, and eventually the two are tied together.
Helen Keller, who met Anne Sullivan and overcame her obstacles and learned of her enjoyment of learning, grows big without losing her obstacles.
She soon became able to speak in sign language Helen Keller she attends a school for the blind. She then actively engages in her studies and political activities, such as enrolling in a well-known university and joining the Socialist Party.
Although she is handicapped, Helen Keller lives strong and she works for those who are suffering from her disability as well as herself, and for those who are suffering from disability or illness.
In her wonderful work, in 1921, an organization called the American Association for the Blind was founded and fundraising activities for the blind began.
Helen Keller has become a symbol of this fundraising activity, and with her influence, she succeeds in raising large sums of money.
Due to her experience, she contributed to the United States as a social welfare activist and was appointed by the American government.Presidential Medal of FreedomWas awarded the highest order of civilians.
She doesn't care about Helen Keller's handicap, which she lost her sight and hearing, such as she also acting as a politician. She, along with Anne Sullivan, has received worldwide attention and she continues her work for those who also suffer from disabilities.
Her Helen Keller continued to work for her love for her until the end of her life. Her way of life, which she survived for others, continues to be praised by people all over the world.
Life-changing quotes learned from Helen Keller (English / Japanese)
Helen Keller, who has lived a life of confronting difficulties, what kind of words she has left in the world, I would like to introduce a number of Helen Keller's quotes that I would like to send to you.
Helen Keller Quotations ① English and Japanese are the most beautiful
English: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
Translation: "The most wonderful and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched. It must be felt in the heart."
The most wonderful and beautiful thing in the world, the best of which is probably "love". Love and tenderness cannot be seen or touched. Heart love is something you feel in your heart.
Helen Keller Quotations ② English / Japanese seen from the front
English: "Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye."
Translation: "Don't look down. Always raise your head. And look straight at the world."
It's a word that makes you feel that you can't see the front when you look down, you can't face the world without looking ahead, and you have to be proud to face yourself and things and you must not run away.
Helen Keller Quotations ③ English / Japanese I love myself
English: "Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight."
Translated by: "Face your flaws and admit them. But don't be swayed by them. Learn patience, kindness, and the ability to see through people."
My downside is that everyone wants to look away. However, it is a saying that you can discover the splendor and the direction of your life that you have never seen before by facing the shortcomings and hugging yourself.
Helen Keller Quotations ④ English / Japanese joy of effort
English: "Remember, no effort that we make to obtain something beautiful is ever lost."
Translation: "Remember that the effort to achieve something wonderful is never wasted."
Everybody has a time when they want to give up because even if they keep trying, they don't immediately lead to results.
But that effort is not in vain. It is a word that you can believe that the effort to achieve will naturally become your own experience and that it will always be rewarded in any way.
Helen Keller Quotations ⑤ English / Japanese Thank God
English: "I thank God for my handicaps. For through them, I have found myself, my work and my God."
Translation: "I am grateful to God for my disability. It was through this disability that I was able to find myself, my lifelong work, and find God."
I think there are many people who are impressed by the words of this believer who stare at themselves as obstacles, discover God behind them, and discover their own mission given by God.
It is a gem that makes you think about what you can do now in the situation you are in, without being envious of God, people, or the environment and not thinking that you are unhappy.
Helen Keller Quotations ⑥ English / Japanese Miracles Occur
English: "When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."
Translation: "If you do your best, there may be unexpected miracles in your life and in the lives of others."
Helen Keller who never gave up and lived positively no matter what
By doing your best to see what is in front of you and your environment, not just as boring, you will naturally connect to something and open the way.
Isn't it her message that you shouldn't miss a small chance rolling in front of her?
Helen Keller Quotations ⑦ English / Japanese Road to Life Success
English: "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing . "
Translation: "Safety is often just a belief. In reality, there is no such thing as safety, and no child is safe. Avoiding danger is dangerous. It's as dangerous as exposing it. Life has no choice but to choose between a dangerous adventure or nothing. "
People do not know what is in their lives. Even if I try to live safely, I don't know when I will have an accident and when I will have a disaster.
Then, rather than a life that stays in your own shell and does nothing, a life that confronts something and works hard to help others like Helen will not be able to lead a much more fulfilling life. Ka。
Helen Keller Quotations ⑧ English / Japanese How to polish your personality
English: "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambient inspired, and success achieved."
Translation: "Individuality does not come from peace or tranquility. Only by experiencing trials and sufferings can the soul be strengthened, insights sharpened, ambitions inspired and success achieved. . "
Experience builds up your personality. By experiencing not only joy but also painful and sadness, you will face yourself and grow into a unique person.
If you think that both painful and sad things are experiences in creating a human being, that way of thinking will change, and I think you can continue your efforts once again.
Helen Keller's Gem Quotations ⑨-21
★English: Always face to the sun. I've never seen a shadow.
Japanese: Always face the sun. I've never seen a shadow.
No matter what happens, living positively will open up our destiny.
★English: Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Japanese: The world is full of hardships, but it is also full of overcoming them.
No matter how painful it may be, life can be good enough to overcome it, but all you need to do is discover it and turn it into joy.
★English: If you think you are such a human being, you can only be that human.
Japanese: If you think of yourself as such a person, you can only be that kind of person.
If you set the limits yourself, you can't become any more human beings. The importance of constantly improving with dreams, ideals and romance is explained.
★English: Things that are very difficult at first can become easier if you continue.
Japanese: Things that are very difficult at first will become easier if you continue.
It's hard to do something you're not used to, but if you keep going, it's easy to do, that is, if you make it a "habit," it's easy to keep going.
★English: We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Japanese: If the world is full of joy, one will never learn courage and patience.
Human beings cannot grow if they are all fun, and because they can be painful, they can have true courage and patience.
★English: Life is either Challenging with courage or acting as a stick?
Japanese: Life is either. Do you challenge with courage or act on a stick?
It's either a life of courage to challenge something, or a life of just hitting a stick without doing anything.
★English: Life is exciting. And the most exciting thing is when we live for others.
Japanese: Life is exciting. And the most exciting thing is when we live for people.
It is a word that expresses the enlightenment of Helen Keller's love that lived for people, that it is most exciting to live for people.
★English: Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.
Japanese: Science may have found a solution to most harms, but above all, no remedy for the worst. That is, a measure against human indifference.
Science solves most things, but it doesn't solve the problem of human indifference. Indifference is the opposite of "love."
★English: It is better to walk in the dark with friends than to walk alone in the light.
Japanese: It's better to walk in the dark with friends than to walk alone in the light.
It is a word that conveys the importance of friends and the happiness of having someone to walk with.
★English: Joy is a sacred flame that keeps warming purpose and shining intelligence.
Japanese: Joy is a sacred flame that keeps warming purpose and shining intellect.
"Pleasure" is the driving force that enables us to work toward our goals and exert our intellect. This holy flame continues to burn quietly and powerfully when united with the joy of God.
★English: The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
Japanese: The poorest people in the world are those who can see but have no vision.
A person who has no vision, no dreams, and no ideals in life is a very pathetic person.
★English: It's a regrettable thing that it's blind. So though an eye is seen, it's a more regrettable thing that I don't try to see.
Japanese: Being blind is sad. But it's even sadder to be able to see but not see.
The obstacle of blindness is sad, but it is truly sad that even if you can see, you cannot see the "love" that exists there and touch it with your heart.
★English: Life is most interesting when we live for others.
Japanese: Life is most interesting when you are living for others.
The most interesting thing about living for others, not for yourself, is that you have a sense of dynamism in your heart and a true "happiness".
★(Reference: Words when millionaire Andrew Carnegie offered Helen Keller a lifetime pension benefit)
"I already have a good share, and millions of dollars are still a small legitimate share of those in need."
Helen Keller has declined the offer.
Helen Keller's famous episode
Finally, I would like to introduce you to Helen Keller's famous episode.
・ ・ The moment you learn about the existence of water
It's a very famous episode.
Tutor Anne Sullivan pours water from a pump into Helen Keller's hands.
At this time Helen Keller realized that what he was touching was water, and used his fingers to write the word water.
It was also the moment he realized that things had names, and from this point Helen Keller began to want to know and remember the names of all things.
・ ・ Passed a difficult university
Helen KellerRadcliffe CollegeI enter a university called, but this university is one of the so-called difficult universities.
It seems that he made considerable efforts for Helen Keller, who is blind and deaf, to enter college.
Since it is Harvard University today, you can imagine how difficult it is to enroll.
It's a feat achieved only by Helen Keller who never gives up.
・ ・ Are you coming to Japan or acting as an actress?
Helen Keller himself appeared when her self-authored salvation was made into a movie in Hollywood.
She was also active as an actress.
She was therefore a well-known person in Japan, and was so noticeable that the Helen Keller boom took place.
What is Helen Keller's source of her love and strength?
Helen Keller loses her sight and hearing at an early age, but with the support of others around her, she becomes stronger. She learns positively and eventually becomes active for those who are suffering.
How strong she came to be. Because I found her God in her loneliness and in Anne Sullivan's devoted love.
Isn't she and she loved God from the bottom of her heart? Her appearance affects not only America but all over the world, and she becomes known as the Angel of Light.
In fact, there is another person who had a strong impact on her life as Helen Keller. She is a mysterious thinker and a religionistSwedenborgis.
The expansion of her inner space was due to her deep connection to mysterious experiences such as pyloric withdrawal and suedenborg, which had the ability to predict.
Suedenborg, who was also a scientist, has left behind a huge amount of material that he has seen in the spirit world when he is alive.
Perhaps Helen Keller was able to exchange with the spirits of the other world while living. Believing in God and the other world and actually experienced it may have been the source of her strength.
Helen Keller has become famous in Japan since her life, and she continued to give love and courage to people with disabilities and to many people with disabilities, though not obstacles.
Helen Keller's life taught me that anything can be realized if he lives with a disability but never gives up, loves God, and strives in this world.
Her words, which she lived positively while without sight and human power in hearing, are such powerful words that can push her back when confronting difficulties.
The life of Helen Keller, who survived for others to the end, still attracts and gives courage to many people.