[I Came, I Saw, I Conquer] 【我來,我見,我征服】

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[I Came, I Saw, I Conquer]

By: DUAN Yanlin, Alan (Jockey Club Academy Hall)

Image: www.dailyrecordnews.com

Why do people ever want to risk their lives and climb Mount Everest? On that beautiful summer day in May 1996, Rob Hall and his Adventure Consultants’ team members gave an answer: “Because it’s there.”

This is the most impressing word that I remember when I was watching the movie Everest. This disaster drama and adventure thriller film, based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, showed us how human endeavor could brightly shine even when our lives were in risks.

I always believe that to conquer the impossibility is something built-in our human being. It drives us to go deep down below sea level, to go straight up to the highest point of this world, even to places beyond our planet such as the Moon. Those achievements, from a utilitarian’s perspective, mean nothing more than doing your job well and making economics value. However, it is truly a milestone or a worthwhile accomplishment that we all appreciate, because of the spirit behind: impossible is literally nothing.

I recommend this movie to everyone because it depicts a very ‘real’ world: a world that people could die in just one second with no solemn background music playing or exaggerated expressions; a world with selfishness, argument and sadness; a world that no one is superman (including the protagonist) and there is no miracle no matter how much you expect one to be there. The most important thing, though, is even in this ‘real’ world, we surpass ourselves and never give up. We climb Mount Everest not for fame, nor for money: neither of them is worth risking our lives. We do that solely because it’s there, because human endeavor is deep in our heart.

【我來,我見,我征服】

文: 段延麟 (賽馬會群智堂)

圖: www.dailyrecordnews.com

人們為什麼會想要冒著生命危險攀登珠穆朗瑪峰呢?在1996年五月的那個美麗的日子,羅勃和「冒險顧問」登山團的團員們給出了答案:「因為,它就在那兒。」

這是在《珠峰浩劫》這部電影裡我印象最深的一句台詞。這部基於1996年珠穆朗瑪峰災難所改編的影片,向我們展示了脆弱如紙的人類也可以完成的壯舉。

我一直相信,為了目標克服困難努力向前是人類與生俱來的品質。這股力量驅動著我們潛入海洋的底部,爬上世界的巔峰,甚至走出了我們這個星球,登陸月球。所有的這些成就,從功利主義者的角度來看,價值甚至沒有比我們好好做好的工作,賺錢養家來得重要。可是,它們卻是令我們全人類激動、興奮的最偉大成就。它們標誌著人類幾千年來的精神內核:「沒有不可能。」

我把這部電影推薦給所有人,因為它給我們描繪的就是一個最真實的世界:一個在自然面前人們隨時可能離開人世的世界(沒有什麼悲壯的背景音樂,或是誇張的表情);一個有著自私、爭執、心碎的世界;一個沒有超人、沒有奇蹟的世界。但最重要的是,在這樣一個世界裡,人們還是在不斷超越自己,從未放棄。我們向著世界的最高處進發,不是為了名利:沒有功名和金錢值得我們賠上自己的生命來換。我們征服珠峰,只因為「它就在那兒」,只因為「我來,我見,我征服」。

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