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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... strong and free; I have seen them turn empty lives into full and productive ones.
I honor the human race. When it faces life head-on, it can almost remake itself.
One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is Acknowledgments Preface.
They are also the qualities that enable us to continue to grow as human beings to
the last day of our life, and to continue to learn. By learning, of course, I mean a
great deal more than so-called formal education. Nobody can learn all he needs
It needs the supplement and the stimulus of the exchange of ideas with other
people. In particular, it means learning from other people. There is no human
being from whom we cannot learn something if we are interested enough to dig