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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It is the ideas stirred in your own mind, the ideas which are a reflection of your
own thinking, which make you an interesting person. Book education cannot
accomplish this by itself. It needs the supplement and the stimulus of the
exchange of ...
The interest is there, lurking somewhere in another person. You have only to
seek for it. It will make every encounter a challenge and it will keep alive one of
the most valuable qualities a person has—curiosity. Ruth Bryan Rohde once told
When they stop using it, the reason, too often, is that no one bothered to answer
them, no one tried to keep alive one of the most important attributes a person can
have: interest in the world around him. No one fostered and cultivated the child's
... have advised, and are aware of an ever-recurring sense of loss that she can no
longer tell them. What made my aunt the rare and useful person she was can be
explained only, I think, by the fact that she never lost her curiosity, her interest ...
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,