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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As I look back, I think probably the factor which influenced me most in my early
years was an avid desire, even before I was aware of what I was doing, to
experience all I could as deeply as I could. I must have been no more than five
when I ...
I had studied in private classes until I was sent abroad for three years of English
and French education. On the whole it was good education, in some ways almost
on a college level. But it was different. When I came home I was aware that there
Today, many old people who were young in those days and went to her for
advice and understanding still wonder, in a dilemma, what she would have said,
what she would have advised, and are aware of an ever-recurring sense of loss
He gave her a full answer and I became aware of a real gap in my education. I
made up my mind to find out as soon as possible how my own government
functioned so I would not be embarrassed in this way again. Franklin knew my