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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He took me through the ruins and showed me a petrified loaf of bread and told
me how a long-vanished civilization had lived. But it wasn't dead history. It
became vivid to me. These were living people, and as I learned about them they
Ruth Bryan Rohde once told me that she found it very useful, if she was sitting
next to a person whose interests she knew nothing about, to begin going through
the alphabet. A is for ants. “Mr. Jones, are you interested in the life of the ant?
I told him I thought we had come out about even. This part of learning—learning
as you go—gives life its salt. And this, too, comes back primarily to interest. You
must be interested in anything that comes your way. Right here, some of you will
But chiefly I had my father's letters—he was rarely in the same city with me—in
which he told me of all the wonderful things we were going to do together. I was
nine when he died, but my dream story went on without a break. He had often