Imagine being born without arms. No arms to wrap around someone, no hands to experience touch, or to hold another hand with. Or what about being born without legs? Having no ability to dance, walk, run, or even stand on two feet. Now put both of those scenarios together: no arms and no legs. What would you do? How would that effect your everyday life?


Meet Nick Vujicic... Born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, without any medicalexplanation or warning, Nicholas Vujicic (pronounced Voy-a-chich) came into the world with neither arms or legs. Having had an uneventful pregnancy and no family history to expect this condition, imagine the shock his parents felt when they saw their first born, brand new baby boy, only to find he was what the world would consider imperfect and normal" target="_blank" title="a.变态的,反常的">abnormal. A limbless son was not what nurse Dushka Vujicic, and her husband Pastor Borris Vujicic had been expecting. How would their son live a normal happy life? What could he ever do or become when living with what the world would see as such a massive disability? Little did they or anyone know that this beautiful limbless baby would one day be someone who would inspire and motivate people from all walks of life, touching lives all over the world.

让我们来认识一下尼克·武伊契奇:他1982年出生于澳大利亚墨尔本,在没有任何医学解释和警告的前提下,尼克·武伊契奇来到了这个世界上--没有双臂和双腿。在经历了一段平静无事的孕期,并且在没有任何家族病史预示的情况下,想象一下尼克的父母在第一次看到他们初生婴儿时的震惊--一个崭新的男婴,却拥有众人都会认同的缺陷和反常。一个没有四肢的儿子绝不是护士Dushka Vujicic和他的丈夫Pastor Borris Vujicic所期待的。他们的儿子要怎样才能过上一个正常并且快乐的生活?在这样巨大的残疾下,他到底能做什么、能成为什么?他们以及当时的任何人都不知道,就是这样一个漂亮的、没有四肢的婴儿会在未来的某一天启发和激励社会各个阶层的人,并且感动全世界。

Throughout his childhood Nick dealt not only with the typical challenges of school and adolescence such as bullying and self-esteem issues; he also struggled with depression and loneliness as he questioned why he was different to all the other kids surrounding him; why he was the one born without arms and legs. He wondered what was the purpose behind his life, or if he even had a purpose. After a lot of frustration and feeling like the odd one out in school, at seven years of age Nick tried out some specially designed electronic arms and hands, in hope that he would be more like the other kids. During the short trial period of the electronic arms, Nick realized that even with them, he was still unlike his peers at school, and they turned out to be much too heavy for Nick to operate, effecting his general mobility quite significantly.


As Nick grew up he learnt to deal with his disability and started to be able to do more and more things on his own. He adapted to his situation and found ways to accomplish tasks that most people could only do by using their limbs, such as cleaning teeth, brushing hair, typing on a computer, swimming, playing sports, and much more. As time went by Nick began to embrace his situation and achieve greater things. In grade seven Nick was elected captain of his school and worked with the student council there on various fund-raising events for local charities and disability campaigns.


According to Nick the victory over his struggles throughout his journey, as well as the strength and passion he has for life can be credited to his faith, his family, his friends and the many people he's encountered during his life who have encouraged him along the way.


After school Nick went on with further study and obtained a double bachelor degree majoring in accounting and financial planning. By the age of 19 Nick started to fulfill his dream of being able to encourage other people and bring them hope, through motivational speaking and telling his story. "I found the purpose of my existence, and also the purpose of my circumstance. There's a purpose for why you're in the fire." Nick wholeheartedly believes that there is a purpose in each of the struggles we encounter in our lives and that our attitude towards those struggles that can be the single most effectivefactor in overcoming them.


In 2005 Nick was nominated for the "Young Australian of the Year" Award, which is a large honor in Australia, recognizing a young person for their excellence and service to their local community and the nation, as well as their own personal accomplishments. Nominations for this award are only given to truly inspirational people.


Now at 25 years old this limbless young man has accomplished more than most people even twice his age. Nick recently made the massive move from Brisbane, Australia to California, USA, where he is the president of an international non-profit organization, and also has his own motivational speaking company; Attitude Is Altitude. Since his first motivational speakingengagement back when he was 19, Nick has traveled around the world, sharing his story with millions of people, speaking to a range of different groups such as students, teachers, youth, business men and women, entrepreneurs, and church congregations of all sizes. He has also told his story and been interviewed on various televised programs worldwide. However, Nick's speakingengagements have gone beyond purely motivational speaking, he has had the opportunity to speak with several leaders, including the vice president of Kenya. This year alone Nick is set to speak in over 20 countries.


"People say to me, 'How can you smile?'" he says. "Then they realize 'there's got to be something more to life than meets the eye if a guy without arms and legs is living a fuller life than I am.'"


Nick shares with his audiences the importance of vision and dreaming big. Using his own experiences in worldwide outreach as examples, he challenges others to examine their perspective and look beyond their circumstances. He shares his view of ceasing to see obstacles as problems, but instead begin to see them as opportunities to grow and reach out to others. He stresses the importance of our attitude being the most powerful tool we have at our disposal and illustrates how the choices we make can have a profound effect on our lives and the lives of those around us. Nick shows through his own life that the major keys in fulfilling our biggest dreams are persistence and choosing to embracefailure as a learning experience, rather than allowing the guilt and fear of failure to paralyze us.


How does Nick Vujicic feel about his disability now? He accepts it, embraces it and oftentimes pokes fun at his own circumstance as he shows off his many "tricks." He meets challenges with his special blend of humor, perseverance and faith always encouraging those around him to examine their perspective as they develop and define their vision. Using those new definitions he challenges each person he meets to make changes in their lives so that they can begin the path to fulfilling their biggest dreams. Through his amazingability to connect with people from all walks of life and his incredible sense of humor that captivates children, teens and adults alike, Nick is a truly inspirational motivational speaker.

现在,尼克怎样看待自身的残疾呢?他接受并且包容。有时,当他展示那些"小把戏" 时,他还会拿自己的残疾开玩笑。当周围人开始逐渐开发、定义自己的人生愿景时,尼克用他独特的幽默感、毅力和信念鼓舞着他们。他挑战他遇到的每一个人,鼓励他们对生活做出改变,也正是这样,很多人开始踏上了实现人生终极梦想的旅程。尼克令人惊叹的能与社会各个阶层沟通的能力和难以置信的能吸引儿童、青少年和成年人的幽默感,使得尼克成为了一个真正意义上鼓舞人心的激励演讲者。

ability [ə´biliti] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.(办事)能力;才干 (初中词汇)

medical [´medikəl] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.医学的;医疗的 (初中词汇)

explanation [,eksplə´neiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.解释;说明;辩解 (初中词汇)

abnormal [æb´nɔ:məl] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.变态的,反常的 (初中词汇)

normal [´nɔ:məl] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.正规的 n.正常状态 (初中词汇)

inspire [in´spaiə] 移动到这儿单词发声 v.鼓舞;使感悟;吸入 (初中词汇)

childhood [´tʃaildhud] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.幼年(时代);早期 (初中词汇)

depression [di´preʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.沮丧,抑郁;萧条 (初中词汇)

unlike [,ʌn´laik] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.不同的 prep.不象... (初中词汇)

operate [´ɔpəreit] 移动到这儿单词发声 v.(使)运转;操作;经营 (初中词汇)

learnt [lə:nt] 移动到这儿单词发声 learn 的过去式(分词) (初中词汇)

computer [kəm´pju:tə] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.计算机;电子计算器 (初中词汇)

embrace [im´breis] 移动到这儿单词发声 vt.&n.拥抱;采纳;信奉 (初中词汇)

achieve [ə´tʃi:v] 移动到这儿单词发声 vt.完成;达到;获得 (初中词汇)

victory [´viktəri] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.胜利,战胜 (初中词汇)

passion [´pæʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.激情;激怒;恋爱 (初中词汇)

financial [fi´nænʃəl] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.金融的,财政的 (初中词汇)

encourage [in´kʌridʒ] 移动到这儿单词发声 vt.鼓励;怂勇;促进 (初中词汇)

existence [ig´zistəns] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.存在;生存;生活 (初中词汇)

encounter [in´kauntə] 移动到这儿单词发声 vt.&n.偶然相遇;冲突 (初中词汇)

effective [i´fektiv] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.有效的;有力的 (初中词汇)

factor [´fæktə] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.因素;原动力;要素 (初中词汇)

california [,kæli´fɔ:njə] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.加利福尼亚 (初中词汇)

international [,intə´næʃənəl] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.国际的,世界的 (初中词汇)

altitude [´æltitju:d] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.高度;海拨 (初中词汇)

engagement [in´geidʒmənt] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.婚约;雇用;受聘 (初中词汇)

purely [´pjuəli] 移动到这儿单词发声 ad.仅仅;简单地 (初中词汇)

vision [´viʒən] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.视觉;想象力;幻影 (初中词汇)

failure [´feiljə] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.失败;衰竭;破产 (初中词汇)

learning [´lə:niŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.学习;学问;知识 (初中词汇)

amazing [ə´meiziŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.惊人的;惊奇的 (初中词汇)

everyday [´evridei] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.每日的,日常的 (高中词汇)

pastor [´pɑ:stə] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.牧师 (高中词汇)

massive [´mæsiv] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.厚实的;魁伟的 (高中词汇)

typical [´tipikəl] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.典型的;象征的 (高中词汇)

loneliness [´ləunliniz] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.孤独,寂寞 (高中词汇)

surrounding [sə´raundiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.周围的事物 (高中词汇)

specially [´speʃəli] 移动到这儿单词发声 ad.专门地;特别地 (高中词汇)

bachelor [´bætʃələ] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.未婚男子;学士 (高中词汇)

community [kə´mju:niti] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.团体;社区;公众 (高中词汇)

disposal [di´spəuzəl] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.处理;支配 (高中词汇)

profound [prə´faund] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.深奥的;渊博的 (高中词汇)

paralyze [´pærəlaiz] 移动到这儿单词发声 vt.使麻痹;使瘫痪 (高中词汇)

define [di´fain] 移动到这儿单词发声 vt.解释;说明;限定 (高中词汇)

incredible [in´kredəbəl] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.不能相信的;惊人的 (高中词汇)

warning [´wɔ:niŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.警告;前兆 a.预告的 (四级词汇)

imperfect [im´pə:fikt] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.不完全的;未完成的 (四级词汇)

touching [´tʌtʃiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.动人的 prep.提到 (四级词汇)

excellence [´eksələns] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.优秀;杰出;优点 (四级词汇)

accomplished [ə´kʌmpliʃt] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.完成了的;熟练的 (四级词汇)

traveled [´trævəld] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.见面广的;旅客多的 (四级词汇)

frustration [frʌs´treiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.挫折,阻挠 (六级词汇)

speaking [´spi:kiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.说话 a.发言的 (六级词汇)

perspective [pə´spektiv] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.望远镜 a.透视的 (六级词汇)

oftentimes [´ɔ:fəntaimz] 移动到这儿单词发声 ad.屡次,常常 (六级词汇)

perseverance [,pə:si´viərəns] 移动到这儿单词发声 n.毅力;坚持 (六级词汇)

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