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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When you stop learning you stop living in any vital and meaningful sense. And
the purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach
out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. You can do that
Some sort of fiesta was going on at the time and people were tossing flowers. I
can still remember that ride. Baby that I was, I had the sense to feel it as an
experience. Everything I did with my father remains in my memory today, a vivid
No one fostered and cultivated the child's innate sense of the adventure of life.
One of the ... This may be a dictionary or encyclopedia which he is too young to
use himself, but he will have had a sense of participation in finding the answer.
Today, many old people who were young in those days and went to her for
advice and understanding still wonder, in a dilemma, what she would have said,
what she would have advised, and are aware of an ever-recurring sense of loss
One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new
interests. They come to you. They will gravitate as automatically as the needle to
the north. Somehow, it is unnecessary, in any cold-blooded sense, to sit down ...