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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Of course, no one is equipped with such wisdom. 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
... and began to meet a great variety of people. Knowing my own deficiencies, I
made a game of trying to make people talk about whatever they were interested
in and learning as much as I could about their particular subject. After a while I
For curiosity, interest, and a longing to know more and more types of experience
are the qualities that stimulate a desire to know about life and to understand it.
They provide the zest that makes it possible to meet any situation as an
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,