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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We cannot shut the windows and pull down the shades; we cannot say, “I have
learned all I need to know; my opinions are fixed on everything. I refuse to
change or to consider these new things.” Not today. Not any more. Each
To this day the boys continue to argue with each other, finding a mutual stimulus
in the exchange of ideas and opinions. Good talk, indeed, is important not only as
a part of family life but as a part of education. A child from that kind of family life ...
express his opinions, a constant intensification of zest for experience. Along with
the stimulus of good talk, of the education that comes almost unconsciously from
casual discussion of books read, from a gradual knowledge of music heard as ...