Tell the truth Once there was a man named Mark who had lots of bad habits.People around him didn't like him.One day he asked God,"I have many bad habits.Which one should I give up first?"God said,"Give up telling lies first and always tell the truth." The man promised to do so.At night the man would go out to steal,but he thought of his promise,'If tomorrow God asks me,can I say that I went out stealing?No.But if I tell the truth,everyone will hate me." So the man didn't steal anything that night.The next day,he felt like drinking,but when he was about to do so,he thought of his promise again.In the end,he decided not to drink. In this way,whenever Mark wanted to do something bad,he remembered his promise--tell the truth all the time.Finally,he gave up all his bad habits and became a very good and nice person.He became very popular with everyone,too.
说实话 从前，有一个人名叫Mark的有很多坏习惯的人，他周围的人都不喜欢他。有一天他问上帝:“我有许多的坏习惯，我该最先丢掉哪一个呢?”上帝说:"最先改掉说谎哪一个,并做到以后一直说实话。”他答应按照这么做…到了晚上这个以往他该去偷窃的时候了,但他想到了他的承诺,“如果明天上帝问我,我能说我出去行窃了吗?不能。但是如果我实话实说,那么每个人都会恨我。”所以他那晚就没有偷东西。第二天,他又想喝酒,但当他正准备这样做的时候,他再次想起了他的承诺…最后,他决定不喝了。 用这种方法,每当马克想做错事,他想起了他的诺言--一直说实话。终于他放弃了他所有的坏习惯,成为了一个品德很好的人. 他也变得非常受欢迎。