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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Why was your mind given you but to think things out for yourself?” It became a
challenge for me to think about all the different sides of a situation and try to find
new points that Mlle. Souvestre had not covered, points that had not even been ...
What is essential is to train the mind so that it is capable of finding facts as it
needs them, train it to learn how to learn. If, later on, a child must acquire a
foreign language he should have a background of training to enable him to sit
down and ...
But my aunt kept, until her death, the elasticity of her mind, though she had so
long lost the elasticity of her body. Today, many old people who were young in
those days and went to her for advice and understanding still wonder, in a
I made up my mind to find out as soon as possible how my own government
functioned so I would not be embarrassed in this way again. Franklin knew my
problem quite well and his eyes twinkled as he gave the answer. He had saved
me, but ...
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 ...