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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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 way. Not with finality, for life is too fluid, too alive for that.
... formal education. Nobody can learn all he needs to know. Education provides
the necessary tools, equipment by which we learn how to learn. The object of all
our education and all the development which is a part of education is to give ...
Then she would give us a list of books to read and take up the particular point we
were studying, giving us as many different lights on the period as she thought we
could understand. Our requirement was to do our reading and then write a ...
I answer them as best I can, inadequately, I am afraid, because it is difficult to
give anyone a list of books which, in themselves, will provide him or her with
culture. I tell them that they should read at least a few of the classics, translations
of the ...
This part of learning—learning as you go—gives life its salt. And this, too, comes
back primarily to interest. You must be interested in anything that comes your way
. Right here, some of you will shrug and say, “It's different for you. You've had an ...