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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What I have learned from my own experience is that the most important
ingredients in a child's education are curiosity, interest, imagination, and a sense
of the adventure of life. You will find no courses in which these are taught; and yet
We obtain our education at home, at school, and, most important, from life itself.
The learning process must go on as long as we live. Nothing alive can stand still,
it goes forward or back. Life is interesting only as long as it is a process of growth
When they stop using it, the reason, too often, is that no one bothered to answer
them, no one tried to keep alive one of the most important attributes a person can
have: interest in the world around him. No one fostered and cultivated the child's
It is here, I think, that the most important phase of education appears, in the
capacity to learn from each thing you see, from each fact you acquire, from each
experience you have, from each person you meet. And nothing you learn,
I was not a happy child so I learned, earlier than most, how 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 ...