I Want To Be In Control Of Something 2

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"A lot of younger people pass by me while I’m running. It’s a bit of a metaphor for the rest of my life. I turned forty-seven in October. I’m starting to have bosses that are younger than me. It’s causing me to question what my experience is worth. I’m noticing that my younger colleagues are more adventurous and take more risks—either because they don’t know about failure or they don’t care. As I get older, I feel like more and more of my life is outside my control. That’s why I started training for the marathon. I want to be in control of something. I can’t control current events. I can’t control politics. I can’t even control my personal relationships. But I can control my legs. I can put one leg in front of the other. I can decide the miles that I run each day, each week, each month. And it feels great. I get a rush every time I make it to the top of a hill."

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TERJEMAHAN

A lot of younger people pass by me while I’m running.
Banyak anak muda yang melewatiku ketika aku berlari.

It’s a bit of a metaphor for the rest of my life.
Itu seperti metafor hidupku.

I turned forty-seven in October.
Aku berulang tahun yang ke-empat puluh tujuh di bulan Oktober lalu.

I’m starting to have bosses that are younger than me.
Aku mulai punya bos yang lebih muda dariku.

It’s causing me to question what my experience is worth.
Ini membuatku bertanya-tanya tentang nilai pengalamanku.

I’m noticing that my younger colleagues are more adventurous and take more risks—either because they don’t know about failure or they don’t care.
Aku perhatikan kolegaku yang lebih muda lebih berani dan mengambil resiko – mungkin karena mereka tidak tahu tentang kegagalan atau mereka tidak peduli.

As I get older, I feel like more and more of my life is outside my control.
Ketika aku beranjak tua, aku rasa hidupku berangsur-angsur di luar kendaliku.

That’s why I started training for the marathon.
Itulah sebabnya aku mulai berlatih untuk maraton.

I want to be in control of something.
Aku ingin memegang kendali atas sesuatu.

I can’t control current events.
Aku tidak bisa mengendalikan event terkini.

I can’t control politics.
Aku tidak bisa mengendalikan politik.

I can’t even control my personal relationships.
Aku bahkan tidak bisa mengendalikan hubungan pribadiku.

But I can control my legs.
Tapi aku bisa mengendalikan kakiku.

I can put one leg in front of the other.
Aku bisa meletakkan satu kaki di depan kaki lainnya.

I can decide the miles that I run each day, each week, each month.
Aku bisa memutuskan jarak yang bisa aku tempuh tiat hari, tiap minggu dan tiap bulan.

And it feels great.
Dan rasanya luar biasa.

I get a rush every time I make it to the top of a hill.
Aku merasakan semangat setiap kali mencapai puncak bukit.