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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It will make every encounter a challenge and it will keep alive one of the most
valuable qualities a person has—curiosity. Ruth Bryan Rohde once told me that
she found it very useful, if she was sitting next to a person whose interests she
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
If we can keep that flexibility of mind, that hospitality toward new ideas, we will be
able to welcome the new flow of thought from wherever it comes, not resisting it;
weighing and evaluating and exploring the strange new concepts that confront ...
It helps to keep you curious, anxious to understand what is going on around you.
Of course, unless it is checked, imagination can remain only a means of escape;
but if it is nourished and directed, it can become a flame that lights the way to ...