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Warren Buffett is the current richest in the world. And he ranks No.2 among the world’s billionaires.
沃倫巴菲特是目前世界上最有錢的投資人,也是全球第2富有的富翁。

But, compared to his money, it’s those famous quotes of his that attract the public’s attention.
不過,與他的錢相比,他的名言往往才是大眾關注的重點。

Though most people now see his words as jokes or anti chicken soup for the souls.
雖然現在很多人都把他的話當做笑談,或者是毒雞湯。

But I find his words really inspiring.
但我覺得,他說過的很多話真的很有道理。

And the one sentence which impressed me the most is the following:
而讓我印象最深的一句就是這句:

Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.
如果你的智商平平,那你需要的就是控制那些讓一般人投資失敗的欲望。

The No. 1 reason why most people fail to save is failing in controlling their desire.
大部分人存錢失敗的根本原因,就是控制不了自己的欲望。

Desire makes you irrational.
欲望讓人變得不理性。

And that’s exactly who I was.
而這就是從前的我。

Did I really need to drink a 30 RMB coffee just for several minutes’ worth of vibe?
我真的需要為了那幾分鐘的氣氛而去花30塊喝一杯咖啡嗎?

Did I really need all those new garments every month?
我真的需要每個月買這么多新衣服嗎?

What did they bring me?
它們最終給我帶來了什么?

They only brought me poverty.
它們給我帶來了貧窮。

And the people who are behind these businesses have made money through my stupidity.
而那些在背后經營這些生意的人,則從我的愚蠢中賺到了錢。

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(翻譯:能貓)