圖書推薦|《You Don’t Have to be LOUD》- Ben Brooks

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Ben Brooks

《You Don’t Have to be LOUD》

A quiet kid’s guide to being heard

《You Don’t have to be LOUD》是 Ben Brooks 為害羞的孩子準備的,以他們自己的、安靜的方式茁壯成長的指南。他也是《Boys Who Dare to be Different》的作者。積極和自信地審視安靜意味著什麼,以及為什麼我們應該愛它、擁抱它成為你的一部分!

Ben Brooks 講述了自己的成長、作為害羞孩子的痛苦生活,探索了「安靜」是什麼 —— 它意味著什麼、它的感覺如何,以及我們如何擁抱它 —— 並揭穿了一些關於「安靜」的迷思。

大約 60% 的成年人認為自己「害羞」 —— 這只是 Ben 用來「正常化」害羞的事實之一,概述了過去和現在以害羞著稱的人的故事 —— Charles Darwin, David Bowie, Greta Thunberg, Rosa Parks, Beyonce, Emma Watson —— 講述了成功成年人的故事,他們從小害羞,但並沒有因此而阻礙他們的熱情和創造力。

害羞的孩子往往有很好的先天技能 —— 傾聽、創造力、善良、同情心和解決問題的能力 —— 所以害羞或安靜不是你要「擺脫」的東西,而是值得擁抱和自豪的東西。

兒童市場獨有的這本書將幫助害羞的孩子以他們自己、安靜的方式茁壯成長 ⋯⋯


# 目錄

Ch.1 What is Shyness?

Ch.2 Everyone’s Different

Ch.3 Practice Makes Perfect

Ch.4 Everyone Belongs Somewhere

Ch.5 Your Time Online

Ch.6 The Glory of Being Alone

Ch.7 You Don’t Have to Be Loud


# 部分內容

Stephen Hawking, scientist ——

‘Quiet people have the loudest minds.’

‘Many of these people were quiet because they saw the world differently to everyone else, and it was for that exact reason that they had so much to offer it.’

‘Being shy is NOT a failure.

And being quiet is NOT a weakness.’

Maya Angelou, poet, writer & activist ——

‘If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be’

‘It makes me see the world DIFFERENTLY …

I see through lies more easily. I don’t like compromising.

To be different is NOT A WEAKNESS.

It’s a strength in many ways because you stand out from the crowd.’


# 書背面簡介

Do you ever feel like …
No one else is afraid of talking in front of people, making a mistake or saying the wrong thing?
Everywhere you look, loud, confident people are happily chatting away in large groups?

你有沒有覺得…
別人都不怕在人前說話、做錯事、說錯話嗎?
隨處可見,大聲、自信的人們正在愉快地成群結隊地聊天?

If any of these things sound familiar, there’s good news.
You’re not alone.

如果這些事情中的任何一個聽起來很熟悉,那就是個好消息。
你不是一個人。

My name is Ben Brooks – and I’m shy too. I’ve written this book because growing up I would rather cut my own hair (not recommended) or spend a week at a Silent Retreat (true story – see inside!) than have to speak to other people.

我叫 Ben Brooks —— 我也很害羞。我寫這本書是因為在成長過程中,我寧願剪自己頭髮(不推薦)或在 Silent Retreat 度過一個星期(真實故事 – 見書內!),也不願與其他人交談。

*** 禁語體驗(Silent Retreat)= 暫時遠離日常,好比一場「不說話的假期」;在過程中不能開口說話,也不能使用手機

But BEING QUIET doesn’t make you strange or wrong or boring. In fact, many shy people are SILENT SUPERHEROES who see BEING QUIET as their hidden SUPERPOWER!

但是,保持安靜並不會讓你變得奇怪、錯誤或無聊。事實上,許多害羞的人都是沉默的超級英雄,他們將安靜視為隱藏的超能力!

We’ll take a look at some of the most famous, talented and brilliant people who are shy, but use their quietness to achieve awesome things, and I’ll share my own tips, advice and stories about growing up shy in a world that can sometimes feel, well, a bit too LOUD …

在書中,我們將看到一些最著名、最有才華和最聰明的人,他們雖然很害羞,但利用他們的安靜來取得令人敬畏的成就,我將分享我自己的秘訣、建議和關於在一個害羞的世界中成長的故事有時會覺得,好吧,有點太吵了 ⋯⋯

Remember, you don’t have to be
loud to be liked.
And you don’t have to be loud
to make a difference …

請記住,您不必為了受到喜歡而大聲喧嘩。
而且您不必大聲說話就可以有所作為 ⋯⋯


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