You Learn By Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life
Harper Collins, 26.04.2011. - 224 страница
From one of the world’s most celebrated and admired public figures, a wise and intimate book on how to get the most of out life.
Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each new thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the world’s best loved and most admired public figures, offers a wise and intimate guide on how to overcome fears, embrace challenges as opportunities, and cultivate civic pride: You Learn by Living. A crucial precursor to better-living guides like Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening or Robert Persig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, as well as political memoirs such as John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage, the First Lady’s illuminating manual of personal exploration resonates with the timeless power to change lives.
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But this, at least, I believe with all my heart: In the long run, we shape our lives
and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices
we make are ultimately our own responsibility. Hyde Park January, 1960 1
Not long ago, I was going through the nursery at the big house at Hyde Park with
my grandson Curtis. On the wall there was a published print of Theodore
Roosevelt. That portrait of Uncle Ted, he confessed, had confused and baffled
him for ...