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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I did not realize that my mother had given me one thing that was going to be
useful all the rest of my life. She had made me learn French before I learned
English by the simple device of providing me with a French nurse. I learned both
... yet life came to her, sought her out. Best of all, it needed her. Never, perhaps,
have any of us needed as much as we do today to use all the curiosity we have,
needed to seek new knowledge, needed to realize that no knowledge is terminal.
to realize that no knowledge is terminal. For almost everything in our world is new
, startlingly new. None of us can afford to stop learning or to check our curiosity
about new things, or to lose our humility in the face of new situations. If we can ...