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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Carried to an extreme, the progressive method has not attempted to direct the
child in any direction in which he does not want to go. Unless he enjoys it or sees
a value in it, he is not forced to accept the discipline. Both methods have their ...
There is a wonderful word, why?, that children use. All children. When they stop
using it, the reason, too often, is that no one bothered to answer them, no one
tried to keep alive one of the most important attributes a person can have: interest
Because they have so little, children must rely on imagination rather than
experience. They naturally live in a dream world. I was not a happy child so I
learned, earlier than most, how important the happy moments are. Like most
I think a child is particularly fortunate if he grows up in a family where his
imagination can be fed, where there are a variety of intellectual interests, where
someone loves music, or does amateur painting, or is engrossed in literature,
Along with the stimulus of good talk, of the education that comes almost
unconsciously from casual discussion of books read, from a gradual knowledge
of music heard as part of daily life, there is also the great value of surrounding a
child with ...