اگه بهتون بگم آینده تونو میدونم، دوست دارید دربارش بدونید؟ خیلی ها جواب نه میدن. به این پادکست گوش کنیم تا بفهمیم چرا. اصطلاحات
What if I told you I could tell your future? Would you want to know? Apparently many people don’t. Let’s listen to this week’s podcast and find out why. B1 students will find this podcast useful.
«In this podcast we also learn the following words and expressions. »
«تو این پادکست کلمات و عبارات زیر رو نیز یاد می گیریم»
Ignorance is a bliss. (saying) = Not knowing is much better.
example: When it comes to the future, ignorance really may be bliss.
hold = contain
example: Psychologists asked people whether they wanted to know what their future held.
to be in the dark = to not know
example: Most of us prefer to be kept in the dark about future.
متن کامل پادکست :
Hello and welcome to OxinChannel podcast.
When it comes to the future, ignorance really may be bliss. Psychologists asked people whether they wanted to know what their future held, and as it turns out, most of us prefer to be kept in the dark.
Scientists surveyed nationally representative samples of people in Spain and Germany. They asked, for example, whether people wanted to know what they were getting for Christmas, whether their marriage would end in divorce, when they would die, and whether there is life after death. The results show that almost nobody wants to know about the bad things that are coming up. This makes sense. But more surprising is that about 40 to 70 percent of people don’t want to know the good things either. In fact, only 1 percent of people always wanted to know what was in store.
Why is this? The researchers did some personality measures of the people they surveyed, and found that those who want to remain ignorant tend to be more afraid of risk. Another finding: the closer you are to the event, the more likely you are to choose not to know. It’s not surprising that young people might be more curious about their cause of death than those who are much older.