14歳の少年が書いた詩が世界中の大人の心を掴んだ | 映像

2014年10月23日 Thu

この詩を読む前に言えることが一つあるとしたら、それは物事を見た目で判断してはいけないということかもしれない。14歳の弟が書いた詩をTwitterで公開したDerek Nicholsさんのツイートは瞬く間に世界へ拡散していきました。

英語の文章ですが、難しくないので映像を見て読んでみましょう。中学生の少年が世界に対してどういう風に考えているかを読み終わった後に気付いたときの衝撃はすごいものです。

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こちらが投稿された原文の写真。

まずは上から。

Our generation will be known for nothing. Never will anybody say, We were the peak of mankind. That is wrong, the truth is Our generation was a failure. Thinking that We actually succeeded Is a waste. And we know Living only for money and power Is the way to go. Being loving, respectful, and kind Is a dumb thing to do. Forgetting about that time, Will not be easy, but we will try. Changing our world for the better Is something we never did. Giving up Was how we handled our problems. Working hard Was a joke. We knew that People thought we couldn’t come back That might be true, Unless we turn things around

気付きましたか?これを逆さまに読んでいきましょう。

Unless we turn things around That might be true, People thought we couldn’t come back We knew that Was a joke. Working hard Was how we handled our problems. Giving up Is something we never did. Changing our world for the better Will not be easy, but we will try. Forgetting about that time, Is a dumb thing to do.Being loving, respectful, and kind Is the way to go. Living only for money and power Is a waste. And we knowWe actually succeeded Thinking that Our generation was a failure. That is wrong, the truth is We were the peak of mankind. Never will anybody say, Our generation will be known for nothing.

そうです。上から読むのと下から読むのとで全く逆のことを言ってることがわかります。

レイヤー化された文章を上手に改行してこのようなトリックを作ったんですね。創造力とはこういことなんだと実感させられました。なぜなら、それは一度見たら忘れないからです。

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