欲加强难度还请移步《地道美语听力播客（快速版）》 Rene:Why are you sitting here just staring into space?
Francis:I'm pondering life.
Rene:That sounds profound.
Francis:I'm examining my life from a metaphysical standpoint.
I'm not sure I really exist.
Maybe my entire life is an illusion and there's no such thing as reality.
Rene:Okay. Are you sure you're feeling all right?
Francis:I'm better now that I've made some decisions about my epistemological outlook on life.
I'm allowing reason and logic to guide me.
Rene:That's great, but you still seem a little distracted.
Francis:That's because I'm wrestling with some major questions about ethics and morality.
It's not easy always trying to do the right thing.
Rene:I can understand that, but could you get me…?
Francis:But then I think that perhaps the only thing that matters in life are esthetics, and I should devote my life to creating beauty.
Rene:That's a nice idea, but have you given any thought to how you'd pay the rent?
You could start by getting me a cup of coffee.
Francis:Ah, I see you're a realist.
Do you want your usual or do you want to hear the specials?