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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Perhaps they may steer someone away from the pitfalls into which I stumbled or
help them to avoid the mistakes I have made. Or perhaps one can learn only by
one's own mistakes. The essential thing is to learn. Learning and living. But they
Now and then, I am surprised to read of the death of someone I have known,
because I thought he or she had died long ago. Actually, he had only stopped
growing. Other people, against tremendous handicaps, continue to grow. I am
... imagination can be fed, where there are a variety of intellectual interests,
where someone loves music, or does amateur painting, or is engrossed in
literature, reading aloud perhaps, or just exchanging comments about what is
And if I had looked, I would not have understood what it meant until someone
else pointed out its meaning. When I began—so slowly—actually to look around
me and to try to understand the meaning of what I saw, everything I encountered