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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Of course, no one is equipped with such wisdom. No one is adequate to give
such blanket answers. No one finds ultimate solutions. But the questions are
questions we all meet in our lives; they are questions we must all answer in some
You will find no courses in which these are taught; and yet they are the qualities
that make all learning rewarding, that make all life zestful, that make us seek ... By
learning, of course, I mean a great deal more than so-called formal education.
Of course, it is useful to relate the child to his immediate surroundings, to have
him understand them and their functioning. It is never enough, it seems to me, to
teach a child mere information. In the first place, we have to face the fact that no ...
... important the happy moments are. Like most unhappy children, I lived a dream
life in which everything was ordered to my liking and in which, of course, I was
the heroine. My father was always the hero. He was good looking and charming.
Of course, unless it is checked, imagination can remain only a means of escape;
but if it is nourished and directed, it can become a flame that lights the way to new
things, new ideas, new experience. I think a child is particularly fortunate if he ...