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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Knowing my own deficiencies, I made a game of trying to make people talk about
whatever they were interested in and learning as much as I could about their
particular subject. After a while I had acquired a certain technique for picking their
We all know the frustrating experience of trying to talk out a problem and
discovering that our chosen confidant is giving us only divided attention, or
frankly thinking of something else, or waiting to get in a word about some
problem of his or her ...
Naturally, there are always trivial things, plans and details to be talked over. But
there should be general ... Good talk, indeed, is important not only as a part of
family life but as a part of education. A child from that kind of family life can go out
Along with the stimulus of good talk, of the education that comes almost
unconsciously from casual discussion of books read, from a gradual knowledge
of music heard as part of daily life, there is also the great value of surrounding a
child with ...