Bola.com, Jakarta - Seiring berkembangnya zaman, ada banyak topik yang bisa ditulis dan dikembangkan menjadi sebuah cerpen. Satu di antara topik yang bisa ditulis adalah cerpen seputar kehidupan.
Cerpen seputar kehidupan menarik dan membawa dampak positif untuk si pembaca. Selain itu, cerpen seputar kehidupan cenderung berisi tentang motivasi, inspirasi, dan kisah-kisah yang berisi nasihat untuk pembacanya.
Tak heran cerpen seputar kehidupan banyak dicari karena memiliki makna mendalam. Sebab, hidup penuh dengan pasang surut, di mana kita tak hanya merasakan kebahagiaan saja, melainkan kegagalan dan keterpurukan juga.
Nah, bagi kamu yang sedang membutuhkan motivasi dan inspirasi untuk menjalani kehidupan ini, bisa menyimak beberapa contoh cerpen dalam bahasa Inggris pada artikel ini.
Berikut ini lima contoh cerpen bahasa Inggris seputar kehidupan, penuh motivasi dan inspirasi, dikutip dari laman Wealthygorilla dan Invajy, Selasa (28/2/2023).
The Group of Frogs
As a group of frogs was traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told the two frogs that there was no hope left for them.
However, the two frogs decided to ignore what the others were saying and they proceeded to try and jump out of the pit.
Despite their efforts, the group of frogs at the top of the pit were still saying that they should just give up. That they would never make it out.
Eventually, one of the frogs took heed to what the others were saying and he gave up, falling down to his death. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die.
He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?"
The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.
Pesan moral: Perkataan seseorang dapat berpengaruh besar pada kehidupan orang lain. Pikirkan apa yang ingin dikatakan sebelum mengucapkannya. Bisa jadi itu adalah faktor penting antara hidup dan mati.
The Elephant Rope
A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren't being kept in cages or held by use of chains.
All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.
As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn't just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead, they didn't try to at all.
Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.
The trainer replied: 'When they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it's enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free."
The only reason that the elephants weren't breaking free and escaping from the camp was that over time they adopted the belief that it just wasn't possible.
Pesan moral: Tidak peduli seberapa besar dunia mencoba menekan kamu, tetaplah bertekad pada apa yang ingin kamu capai. Percaya bahwa kamu bisa mencapai kesuksesan itu adalah kunci utama untuk mencapainya.
A Pound of Butter
There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to a baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting the right amount, which he wasn't. Angry about this, he took the farmer to court.
The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure to weigh the butter. The farmer replied, "Honor, I am primitive. I don't have a proper measure, but I do have a scale".
The judge asked, "Then how do you weigh the butter?"
The farmer replied: "Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker."
Pesan moral: Dalam hidup, kamu mendapatkan apa yang sudah kamu berikan. Jangan mencoba menipu orang lain.
The Obstacle In Our Path
In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. He then hid and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.
Many people loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone out of the way.
A peasant then came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.
After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been.
The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king explaining that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.
Pesan moral: Setiap rintangan yang dihadapi dalam hidup memberi kita kesempatan untuk memperbaiki keadaan, sedangkan yang malas justru sebaliknya, yang lain menciptakan berbagai kesempatan lewat kebaikan hati, kemurahan hati, dan semangat untuk mencapai tujuan.
The Blind Girl
There was a blind girl who hated herself purely for the fact she was blind. The only person she did'’t hate was her loving boyfriend, as he was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry him.
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her – now she could see everything, including her boyfriend. Her boyfriend asked her, "now that you can see the world, will you marry me?"
The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend was blind too, and refused to marry him. Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to her saying:
"Just take care of my eyes dear."
Pesan moral: Ketika keadaan kita berubah, begitu pula dengan pikiran kita. Beberapa orang mungkin tidak dapat memahami keadaan sebelumnya, bahkan mungkin tidak dapat mensyukurinya.
Sumber: Wealthygorilla, Invajy
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