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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You can understand it only if you have arrived at some knowledge of yourself, a
knowledge based on a deliberately and usually painfully acquired self-discipline,
which teaches you to cast out fear and frees you for the fullest experience of the ...
The old system was to serve two purposes: to discipline the mind and to provide
young people with a background of knowledge about the past, history,
philosophy, and the arts. More recently, the influence of Dewey has been
powerful in ...
Unless he enjoys it or sees a value in it, he is not forced to accept the discipline.
Both methods have their value. Of course, it is useful to relate the child to his
immediate surroundings, to have him understand them and their functioning.