Think before you speak. Read before you think. This will give you something to think about that you didn’t make up yourself – a wise move at any age, but most especially at seventeen, when you are in the greatest danger of coming to annoying conclusions.

说话之前先思考,思考之前先阅读。这能确保你不瞎编,特别当你17岁时,能帮你避免得出令人讨厌的结论。