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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The vast majority of them contain questions that run the gamut from the personal
problems that beset us all to the world problems that, now and henceforth, also
beset us all. What these letters add up to is this: What have you learned from life ...
Into that box on the table were shouted their confidences, their problems, their
doubts and anxieties. And always they met with a response. She did not burden
them or herself with her own bitter handicaps. She turned all her attention
Each new bit of knowledge, each new experience is an extra tool in meeting new
problems and working them out. It takes everything we can acquire to help us
understand the new situations, the new problems that are arising on all sides.
But there should be general discussion of ideas as well, of the fantastic things
that are happening all over the world, of new discoveries in science and
archaeology, of local or distant problems and their possible solution, of anything
that keeps ...