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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Some sort of fiesta was going on at the time and people were tossing flowers. I
can still remember that ride. Baby that I was, I had the sense to feel it as an
experience. Everything I did with my father remains in my memory today, a vivid
She might have become an ingrown, self-pitying invalid; dependent for
everything on the people around her, with her interests enclosed within the
narrow circle of herself. But she didn't. There was not a young member of the
family who would ...
Best of all, it needed her. Never, perhaps, have any of us needed as much as we
do today to use all the curiosity we have, needed to seek new knowledge,
needed to realize that no knowledge is terminal. For almost everything.
For almost everything in our world is new, startlingly new. None of us can afford
to stop learning or to check our curiosity about new things, or to lose our humility
in the face of new situations. If we can keep that flexibility of mind, that hospitality
When I began—so slowly—actually to look around me and to try to understand
the meaning of what I saw, everything I encountered became more interesting
and more valuable. It was like a twodimensional picture seen in three dimensions