blessing in disguise
Day 1玖(Review)-克罗地亚共和国（Republic of Croatia）语学习打卡
Date:9th Oct 10:00-10:30
Review two idioms: Giving commands/Blessing in Disguise
Chapter 7 Failure Is the Way Forward
something that at first seems bad， but later turns out to be fortunate
I want you to marry the princess.
Anyway, you know computers and I want you to work with Stanley.
Stop wasting my hard-earned money.
Stop watching TV and do your homework!
Make sure to be concise and answer questions directly.
Make sure to lock up on your way out.
Don't touch my hair, man!
"Don't argue with me. I was in the jar," the genie said angrily.
Next, always remember to walk around the machine before you use it.
blessing [ˈblesɪŋ] 表示多个美好的意愿或祝福，本意为“保佑”。
Blessing in Disguise.
It's something that seems bad at first but results in something good.
His car accident was a blessing in disguise; he got huge money from car insurance.
Losing that job was a blessing in disguise because I got a better paying job.
The typhoon was a blessing in disguise; it stopped the forest fire.
disguise [dɪsˈgaɪz] 在此处当做名词，表示“伪装；用作伪装的东西”，实际便是3个美好的事物但初始大家并不以为它美好。
Failure is you didn’t reach your goals.
Missing the train was a blessing in disguise， for if Ihadn‘t， I wouldn’t have met my future husband。
The first time I attended MBA examination, I failed. The second year I spent more time to prepare it, and worked harder on it, so I passed finally. The first failure is a blessing in disguise.
A： I heard you failed your English exam。
Our education system and our overbearing or critical parents made us tend to avoid failure, because they judge based on performance and punishes those who don’t do well.
B： Yeah， but I think it was a blessing in disguise。
I remember when I was in primary school, my parent bought a new VCR, I was the only one in my family who knew how to use it, because I had tried every button. But when I grew up, I found my daughter was more practiced on these things. Most of time I just sit, stare and shake my head.
A： Why do you think that？
Just like writing note, at beginning, we don’t know what the chapter is talking about. We just write several words or sentences. Than the more we read, the better we can understand the author’s main points.
B： I decided that I don’t want to be a translator。 I want to be a dentist instead！ I love teeth！
If someone is better than you at something, then it’s likely because she has failed at it more than you have. If someone is worse than you, it’s likely because he hasn’t been through all of the painful learning experiences you have.
And then we have all the mass media that constantly expose us to stellar success after success, while not showing us the thousands of hours of dull practice and tedium that were required to achieve that success.
It’s only when we feel intense pain that we’re willing to look at our values and question why they seem to be failing us.
a blessing in disguise 塞翁失马，焉知非福；有益的惨遗精历
如：Being laid off was a blessing in disguise to me.
Overbearing always trying to control other people without considering their wishes or feelings 好指使人的
Preordained if something is preordained, it is certain to happen in the future because God or fate has decided it 命中已然的，上帝安顿的
如：The crappy food is difficult to digest.