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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But the questions are questions we all meet in our lives; they are questions we
must all answer in some way. ... And the purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to
taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer
But this, at least, I believe with all my heart: In the long run, we shape our lives
and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices
we make are ultimately our own responsibility. Hyde Park January, 1960 1
What I have done is to live every experience to the utmost. As I look back, I think
probably the factor which influenced me most in my early years was an avid
desire, even before I was aware of what I was doing, to experience all I could as ...
That was an imaginative method of education and most valuable. 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
Nor could she have been, as she was, in spite of crippling handicaps, a happy
woman. Her younger sister, Mrs. Douglas Robinson, was a poet. Perhaps she
has no claim to live among the immortals but she wrote some things that I still like