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. ... When one attempts to set
down in bald words any answers one has found to life problems, there is a great
risk of appearing to think ... Or perhaps one can learn only by one's own mistakes
One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices
one makes. In stopping to think through the meaning of what I have learned,
there is much I believe intensely, much I am unsure of. But this, at least, I believe
ONE of the most intriguing questions that comes to me in the mail is: “How did
you plan your career and how did you prepare for it?” I always ... These were
living people, and as I learned about them they seemed as real as the ones